Since 2022, Maud Vinet is CEO of Siquance who aims at developing and commercializing quantum computers based on silicon.
Previously she led the quantum computing program in Leti with the objective
of building a large scale quantum computer based on silicon VLSI technology.
She defended a PhD of Physics from University of Grenoble Alps and was hired Leti in 2001 as a CMOS integration and device engineer. From 2009 to 2013, she spent 4 years in Albany (NY, US) to develop Fully Depleted SOI within IBM Alliance together with STMicroelectronics. In 2015, she spent 6 month with Globalfoundries in Malta, NY to launch 22FDX program.
From 2013 to 2018, she managed the Advanced CMOS integration team activities in Leti. In 2019, she was appointed project leader for the quantum computing program in Leti.
Maud Vinet authored or co-authored about 300 papers, she owns more than 70 patents related to nanotechnology and her Google h-index is 52 with more than 11000 citations.
Siquance is a start up which span off from CEA and CNRS in 2022 to develop and commercialize universal quantum computing solutions based on CMOS technologies
Sillicon spin-qubits have demonstrated promising properties at the individual level, such as record spin lifetime and high-fidelity gates, and they derive directly from the transistor. With this in mind, they have potential to alleviate three bottlenecks of current prototypes to scale up. First, millions of them can be fitted in a square cm leveraging advanced CMOS technologies, second they can be monolithically integrated with the electronics that enable their fast and individual control, and finally they allow designing cost effective quantum computer for a pervasive use in the industry. Currently silicon spin qubits technologies are at the stage where they are facing the dilemma of the semiconductor industry, a highly structured industry with seamless processes from proof of concept to products that demonstrates yield, reproducibility and reliability. At each step from research to production, we trade versatility and sometimes quality for reproducibility, as we move from concepts demonstrated in simplified test structures to the design of circuits that respect the constraints of mature technology. I will share Siquance results and strategy to leverage existing CMOS technology to benefit from highly qualitative technologies while introducing some degree of customization to design good qubits