Cambridge Quantum’s fully open source TKET quantum software development kit

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Cambridge Quantum said its quantum software development kit, known as TKET, is fully open source. The SDK is designed to be hardware independent.

The company, which is merging with Honeywell Quantum, said its plan is to fully open TKET by the end of 2021. Ilyas Khan, CEO of Cambridge Quantum, said the TKET developer community has grown since announced that it would be completely open. source.

Software platforms for quantum computing have become mainstream products. IBM has built an ecosystem around Qiskit and Cirq is another popular platform.

With TKET completely open source under an Apache 2.0 license, Cambridge Quantum said there will be more code transparency, better problem reporting and more integrations.

Cambridge Quantum said TKET integrates with Qiskit, Cirq, Q#, and other frameworks through plugins.

In July, Honeywell Quantum Solutions and Cambridge Quantum caused a stir in quantum computing with plans to merge and form an independent company that combines Honeywell’s Trapped Ion hardware with Cambridge Quantum software platforms.

The yet-to-be-named company will get up to $300 million in investment from Honeywell and can woo outside investors. Once the deal is done, there will be a few quantum companies for investors as IonQ will soon go public via a Special Purpose Acquisition Company (SPAC) agreement.

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