ColdQuanta acquires Chicago firm, releases first cold-atom quantum computer

It’s a big week for Boulder-based quantum-technology company ColdQuanta Inc. as the firm is acquiring Chicago quantum software developer Labs Inc., a move that paves the way for a ColdQuanta outpost in the Windy City, and beta launching Hilbert, which the company boasts is the world’s first gate-based cold-atom quantum computer.

“The quantum industry is experiencing tremendous growth as hardware and software solutions begin to take root in the real world,” ColdQuanta CEO Scott Faris said in a news release. “Since its launch, has been recognized as an innovator in quantum software and benchmarking. The combination of’s