Quantum technologies cover a wide range of applications addressing key industrial simulation and optimization challenges in chemicals/materials research, logistics, financial services, healthcare, life science, manufacturing and defense. It is also a critical national challenge to many countries as it addresses secure communications and database management linked to national security. Quantum computing is today attracting the most interest from the industrial but also from the R&D and investors community. But quantum technology is not new. Quantum communication and cryptography has been deployed since many years now for financial and military applications. And quantum sensors are starting to be deployed in industrial applications. Quantum technologies supply chain is currently setting up. Apart from the large Internet and semiconductors companies like Google, Intel, Alibaba … that developed their own quantum computers, there are many other players developing the tools and critical technical bricks. This presentation will give an overview of the current status for quantum technologies including computers but also communication and sensing. Market forecast will be discussed as well as the different technological options and where semiconductors will play an important role.
With almost 20 years of experience in MEMS, Sensors and Photonics applications, markets, and technology analyses, Eric Mounier, PhD provides deep industry insight into current and future trends. As a Fellow Analyst, Technology & Market, MEMS & Photonics, in the Photonics, Sensing & Display division, he is a daily contributor to the development of MEMS and Photonics activities at Yole Développement (Yole), with a large collection of market and technology reports as well as multiple custom consulting projects: business strategy, identification of investments or acquisition targets, due diligences (buy/sell side), market and technology analysis, cost modelling, technology scouting, etc. Previously, Eric Mounier held R&D and Marketing positions at CEA Leti (France). He has spoken in numerous international conferences and has authored or co-authored more than 100 papers. Eric has a Semiconductor Engineering Degree and a Ph.-D in Optoelectronics from the National Polytechnic Institute of Grenoble (France).