AegiQ, a quantum photonics spin-out of the University of Sheffield has raised £1.4m (€1.5m) from Innovate UK to develop secure communication chips for fibre-optic and satellite based applications.
AegiQ will join a global pilot project with BT to provide scalable, high-performing semiconductor technology for next generation telecoms. The funding is part of a consortium building a Quantum Key Distribution (QKD) payload for satellites.
AegiQ is using compound III-V semiconductors for the quantum photonics using existing industrial processing techniques. (eeNewsEurope)