US blocks export of quantum computing tech to Chinese organizations

Honeywell quantum computer

An ion chamber houses the brains of a Honeywell quantum computer.


The Commerce Department on Wednesday barred US firms from exporting quantum computing technology to eight Chinese companies and labs to try to keep the country from decrypting sensitive US communications and developing new military technology.

“Global trade and commerce should support peace, prosperity, and good-paying jobs, not national security risks,” Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo said in a statement.

Though still technologically immature, quantum computers eventually could crack