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Opening Remarks, Awards, Keynote Session I
27 September 2021 • 7:00 AM - 8:10 AM PDT icon_live_event.svg
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Presentation of BACUS Lifetime Achievement Award

Keynote Presentation

Bringing manufacturing to quantum computing: the path to a million qubits

Erik Hosler
PsiQuantum
United States




Quantum computing is one of the grand challenges of the 21st century and promises to transform almost every industry. As quantum computing technology exits the academic research phase into manufacturing, the goal is not to build single, unique qubits, but millions of interconnected, identical qubits capable of performing fully error corrected, general purpose calculations. Photon-based qubits offer a path to such a general-purpose machine by leveraging the mature silicon photonics high-volume manufacturing ecosystem. Creating quantum devices from silicon photonics components requires patterning innovation to bring leading-edge nanolithography to near macroscopic scale, a unique challenge for an industry where the future relies on progressive device shrink.

Erik R. Hosler is a Patterning Technologist at PsiQuantum where he is focused on delivering the processes necessary to build the world’s first commercially viable, general-purpose quantum computer. Erik is a subject matter expert for EUV laser-produced plasma source technology and operations and the lead engineer working with the company’s semiconductor manufacturing partner GlobalFoundries.
Prior to joining PsiQuantum, Erik was a member of the Technical Staff and EUV Lead Technologist at GlobalFoundries where he was responsible for driving the industrialization effort of EUV technology for high-volume manufacturing. Erik began his career as an EUV light source engineer, covering topics from laser-produced plasma to free-electron lasers.
Erik received his PhD from the University of California, Berkeley. He has published 29 technical papers and holds eight patents.