Si-based QC are a promising approach to build a quantum processor; thanks to the size of the qubits, the quality of the quantum gates and the VLSI ability to fabricate billions of closely identical objects.
I will review the current state-of-the-art and present perspectives for silicon to actually enable quantum advantage.
Maud Vinet (CEA-Leti, University Grenoble Alpes, France) is currently leading the quantum computing program in Leti. Together with Tristan Meunier (CNRS) and Silvano de Franceschi (Fundamental research division from CEA), they received an ERC Synergy grant in 2018 to develop silicon based quantum computer.
She defended a PhD of Physics from University of Grenoble Alps and was hired Leti in 2001 as a CMOS integration and device engineer. From 2009 to 2013, she spent 4 years with IBM to develop Fully Depleted SOI with IBM and STMicroelectronics. In 2015, she spent 6 month with GLOBALFOUNDRIES in Malta, NY to launch 22FDX program.
From 2013 to 2018, she managed the Advanced CMOS integration team activities in Leti (~50 people). In 2019, she was appointed project leader for the quantum-computing program in Leti.