12 November 2018

Cardiff, UK. 12 November 2018:IQE plc (AIM:  IQE, "IQE" or the "Group"), the leading global supplier of advanced wafer products and material solutions to the semiconductor industryis to participate in an Innovate UK industry challenge fund quantum technology project to address the increased vulnerability to cyber-security threats brought about by quantum computing capabilities.

The Agile Quantum Safe Communications (AQuaSec) project will develop technologies for “quantum-safe" communications that will combine efficient implementations of new quantum-resistant algorithms and techniques from quantum cryptography which are immune to all advances in computing including quantum computing.

The project will build prototypes that test their security and demonstrate their benefits to end users and is led by Toshiba Research Europe Limited.

Other project partners are Bay Photonics Limited, BP plc, BT Limited, Dashboard Limited, Heriot-Watt University, KETS Quantum Security Limited, NPL Management Limited, Queen’s University (Belfast), Radianz Limited, Royal Holloway University (London), Tethered Drone Systems Ltd., University of Cambridge, University of Glasgow and University of Sheffield.


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Dr Iwan Davies idavies@iqep.com
Chris Meadows cmeadows@iqep.com