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Digital quantum computing company expands facility in Westchester

Originally posted on News 12 Westchester

A digital quantum computing company in Westchester County is expanding.

Local and state officials including Lt. Gov. Antonio Delgado, gathered for a ribbon-cutting in Elmsford marking the opening of a $4 million expansion at SEEQC.

The expansion includes a 7,000-square-foot facility with two quantum computers and another 12,000-square-foot multilayer superconductive chip foundry and testing center.

State and local leaders toured the facilities to see how this company is helping Westchester County lead the state in this evolving frontier.

"We are designing chips that go into quantum computers that help us scale them eventually up to data center levels," said John Levy, SEEQC co-founder and CEO.

Levy said they are experimenting with how to improve quantum computers that are used by the U.S. military, NASA and pharmaceutical companies to advance technologies by creating and manufacturing chips.

The new facilities will also help SEEQC further its efforts to eliminate challenges in building quantum computers that are more environmentally friendly.

SEEQC is vying for some of the $280 billion available in the federal CHIPS Act, which would help the company attract and hire potentially dozens more employees.