As COVID-19 rages on throughout the world, more people are seeing the value quantum computing can provide once the technology matures. An integral piece of quantum computing’s success is the middleware bridging existing code and algorithms to the new logical circuitry being established that sits on top of the quantum circuits. This integration and abstraction will allow the technology to process complex algorithms to provide the outcomes the hardware enables. Middleware is more readily available because it is less of an investment, and many middleware startups exist in the quantum computing space. As a result, alliance and acquisition activity should heat up first in the middleware space as hardware and services vendors scoop up software assets to differentiate.
- How COVID-19 has accelerated interest in quantum computing
- What the quantum computing landscape will look like in 2025
- Key middleware vendors and what types of moves make sense for M&A and alliance activity