SANTA CLARA, Calif — Intel Corporation has announced that its board of directors has declared a quarterly dividend of $0.365 per share ($1.46 per share on an annual basis) on the company’s common stock. The dividend will be payable on June 1, 2022, to stockholders of record on May 7, 2022.
The company, which has operations in the Rio Rancho area, also successfully created the first silicon qubits at scale at Intel’s D1 manufacturing factory in Hillsboro, Ore. The result is a process that can fabricate more than 10,000 arrays with several silicon-spin qubits on a single wafer with greater than 95 percent yield. This achievement is dramatically higher in both qubit count and yield than the typical university and laboratory processes used today.
The process was created by researchers at Intel and QuTech, an advanced quantum computing research center consisting of the Delft University of Technology (TU Delft) and the Netherlands Organization for Applied Scientific Research (TNO).
The groundbreaking research is a crucial step forward in the path toward scaling quantum chips, demonstrating that it’s possible for qubits to eventually be produced alongside conventional chips in the same industrial manufacturing facilities.
“Quantum computing has the potential to deliver exponential performance for certain applications in the high-performance compute space,” said James Clarke, director of Quantum Hardware at Intel. “Our research proves that a full-scale quantum computer is not only achievable but also could be produced in a present-day chip factory.