C12 develops reliable & application-specific quantum computers, to solve highly complex computing tasks, currently out of reach of even most powerful supercomputers.
Building a quantum computer still needs innovators ready to tackle exciting challenges. C12 founders are convinced that only a new material for the qubit will bring a technological breakthrough.
C12 uniquely uses carbon nanotubes as the fundamental building blocks of its quantum processor. This high-purity material minimizes errors, radically improves performance and reduces hardware overhead for fault-tolerant computing. Combined with well-established semiconductor techniques, carbon nanotubes will help scale quantum computing, just as silicon revolutionized classical computing.
Founded in 2020, C12 is a fast-growing start-up, having raised a seed round of USD 10 million in June 2021 and building its own lab space in the center of Paris.
C12’s unique technology
At C12, a qubit, the fundamental functional unit of a quantum computer, is built from an ultra-pure carbon nanotube suspended above a silicon chip containing control electrodes and a quantum communication bus. Spin qubits coupled to a microwave cavity brings interesting perspectives for their individual control and manipulation as well as for the circuit architecture. A suspended isotopically pure 12C nanotube holds great promises in terms of stability, as it reduces all sources of decoherence (charge noise, nuclear spin noise, phonon relaxation).
C12 encourages all who feel qualified to apply. Recruitment decisions are based solely on qualifications, skills, knowledge and experience.
Your main responsibility will be contributing to the design & optimization of passive on-chip distributed RF circuits for qubit control and performing & analyzing microwave simulations.
Developing, with research scientists and other hardware engineers, microwave simulations for the on-chip RF circuits and its 3D packaging
Identifying cross-talks and loss mechanisms in RF circuits
Investigating discrepancies between simulated and achieved performance of fabricated devices
Develop a scalable architecture for routing the microwave signal (very low power) towards and between >100 qubits
Contributing to the continuous improvement of our simulation tools and their integration with Python-based custom layout/design tools