Cypress Semiconductor Corporation is a semi- conductor design and manufacturing company founded in 1982 by T. J. Rogers and others from AMD. We’re working with them to build bigger and better superconducting circuits — ultimately millions of qubits and billions of devices per chip. The biggest problem we (or any QC effort that follows us) faces is the manufacturability of designs, and Cypress has one of the most incredible fabrication operations I have ever seen. You can see an overhead shot of the Minnesota facility to the right. This doesn’t do it justice. Acres of fab machines. And the people are top rate. Very exciting.
SAN JOSE, Calif. & BURNABY, British Columbia — Cypress Semiconductor Corp. and D-Wave Systems Inc., the world’s first commercial quantum computing company, today announced that D-Wave has successfully transferred its proprietary process technology for building quantum computing microprocessors to Cypress’s Wafer Foundry located in Bloomington, Minnesota. D-Wave selected Cypress as its foundry and started the site change in January of 2013, and Cypress delivered first silicon on June 26. Results from this lot indicate better yields than D-Wave has achieved in the past, validating the quality of Cypress’s production-scale environment.