On March 4, after Liu Yangwei, chairman of the Hon Hai Group, took office in June last year, the Hon Hai Research Institute officially launched the quantum computer project and hired Taiwan University Physics Distinguished Professor Zhang Qingrui as the host of the quantum computer project at the Hon Hai Research Institute.
In response to the rumors of quantum computers, the Hon Hai Group stated, “In any field of innovation, the company will continue to try and find opportunities for cooperation. The Hon Hai Research Institute is one of the important strategies of the group’s long-term development and hopes to strengthen Hon Hai’s technology and product innovation. The ability to further enhance the core competitiveness.”
Although the details are kept secret, Hon Hai’s deployment of quantum computer operations has surfaced for the first time. It is understood that the Hon Hai Research Institute is personally led by Liu Yangwei, and the ownership is promoted at the central level of the group. It is very different from the past, which was mainly based on public institutions. Therefore, it has a high degree of mystery. Even many senior executives in the group are not clear.
This time Hon Hai entered the quantum computer project, from duck paddling to floating on the water, mainly because there are no more than ten domestic academic research professors in this field, and most of them have been contacted by Hon Hai.
At the end of last year, it was reported that Hon Hai was establishing a quantum computer research and development team. People familiar with related projects said that unlike the previous corporate world that started with hardware research and development, Hon Hai’s abacus was very precise, choosing to cut in from the application side and the software.
The industry estimates that Hon Hai accelerates the research and development of advanced computing and invests at least NT$100 million a year. At the same time, the industry believes that Hon Hai in the field of quantum computers is expected to begin to produce results in five to ten years.
Hon Hai joins hands with experts to promote quantum research, and the market is optimistic. Hon Hai Group’s R&D layout in quantum computer computing is expected to accelerate its application in the future for multiple needs such as next-generation communications, virtual reality/games, cloud and Netcom, servers, AI (artificial intelligence), etc. The field of high-speed computing.
Unlike classical computers that use the switching state of transistors to represent “0” or “1”, thanks to the quantum superposition state, one bit of a quantum computer can store both 0 and 1 at the same time.
Therefore, quantum computers can speed up the solution of some specific problems.