Sadik Hafizovic is co-founder and CEO of Zurich Instruments. He received his PhD in Electrical Engineering from ETH Zurich in 2006 for research at the Institute for Quantum Electronics. After a postdoctoral experience at the Bio Engineering Laboratory of ETH, he co-founded the spin off Zurich Instruments in 2008. Since then, he has developed the company from an innovative lock-in manufacturer to a major T&M player and leading instrumentation provider for quantum computing. Entrepreneurship, organization development, quantum computing, FPGA technologies, experimental physics, and many things outdoors on land or on water resonate with him.
Qubits are small. Really small. And they are unstable. Really unstable. Is it a pipedream to expect to harness their power for computational and communication purposes? What are the practical challenges to overcome, and how are leading engineers approaching those challenges? What does the broader supply chain look like and can we scale up to industrial manufacturing?