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ID Quantique & China Quantum Technologies (QTEC) Announce Joint-Venture

QTEC and IDQ Partnership brings futuristic quantum encryption tools to burgeoning Chinese market and speaks to growing demand for quantum security technology. GENEVA – December, 2016. ID Quantique SA (IDQ), the world leader in quantum-safe crypto solutions, announced a partnership with China Quantum Technologies

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IDQ Celebrates 15 Years of Innovation

November 2016 saw ID Quantique celebrate its 15th anniversary. Over the last 15 years we have realized several world firsts in quantum technology innovation, notably: In 2004, we brought the first commercial quantum key distribution QKD system to market In 2007, this system was deployed

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IDQ opens UK office to support UK Quantum Technologies Programme

IDQ announces a prestigious collaboration with the UK Quantum Communications Hub partnership – including BT and the Universities of York, Cambridge and Bristol – in the development of quantum communications for real world application. GENEVA — November, 2016. ID Quantique SA (IDQ), the world

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SK Telecom makes strategic investment in IDQ

ID Quantique SA (IDQ) today announced that it has raised $4 million from strategic investors, including from the South Korean telecom giant SK Telecom (NYSE:SKM).  The investment will strengthen ID Quantique’s position as the world leader in quantum cryptography and quantum random number generation.

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ID101 PicSat

ID101 Miniature Detector Chosen for PicSat Mission

PicSat is a nano-satellite designed to measure exoplanetary transits. The project, conducted within the High Angular Resolution Astronomy group at LESIA, uses interferometric instrumentation, integrated optics and single-mode fibre filtering for the study of stellar environments.

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Centauris Encryption Product Updates

As part of our continued commitment to provide tried and tested high-assurance offerings, we are pleased to announce that FIPS 140-2 Level 3 & Common Criteria EAL2+ certifications have been achieved for the first time on the Centauris CN8000 Multilink Encryptor platforms.

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Quantum Technology is Here, There and Everywhere

Quantum technology is beginning to come into its own. In a recent technology quarterly article, The Economist writes “After decades as laboratory curiosities, some of quantum physics’ oddest effects are beginning to be put to use”.

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Quantum World Association Announced At MWC

With the vision to bring together players in the field of quantum technologies and services, a group of leading companies has decided to found the Quantum World Association, a not-for-profit organization based in Barcelona.

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Photon Counting News February 2017

In this month's edition, we feature the recent improvements to the ID230; we look at the Intermediate Report from the Quantum Technologies Flagship High-Level Expert Group and we'll be attending Photonics World of Lasers and Optics in Russia at the end of February.

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quantum flagship intermediate report

Quantum Flagship Intermediate Report

A few days ago, the Intermediate Report from the Quantum Technologies Flagship High-Level Expert Group was handed over to the European Commission. The QT Flagship initiative aims to place Europe at the forefront of the second quantum revolution now unfolding worldwide.

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Photon Counting News January 2017

Welcome to the latest edition of Photon Counting News; brought to you by IDQ.  We are pleased to announce the launch of the new ID280 Cryocooling System. This Swiss-made device is a real asset. Designed to work with our superconducting nanowire detectors, it offers

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