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Toyota and Mitsubishi Chemical to use IBM quantum computer

12 Japan companies aim to speed use of new tech to discover materials and more

A consortium of Japanese companies will use an IBM quantum computer for research and development purposes. (Photo courtesy of IBM)

TOKYO -- A group of Japanese companies, including Toyota Motor, will begin using an IBM quantum computer, searching for new ways to apply the next-generation computer to industrial purposes, Nikkei has learned.

Toyota, Mitsubishi Chemical, and 10 other companies plan to jointly use the quantum computer, which is designed for commercial use. One possibility is to utilize the system to develop new materials.

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