Archer said qubit control componentry fabrication, prototyping, measurements, and quantum materials characterisation has begun.
The control measurements are being led and carried out by Archer staff together with world-renowned experts in the field of quantum computing in Australia. The work is being done at a number of world-class institutes, laboratories, and semiconductor foundry facilities in Sydney.
Archer has already successfully completed measurements of single qubit conductivity.
The current round of measurements involve accessing and processing quantum information residing on individual and few qubits, which is directly linked to chip operation. Successful completion would be a world first, according to the company.
"Achieving control of single and few qubits in our 12CQ chip design components would mark our first major technology development milestone in chip operation and a paradigm shift in the wider quantum computing economy that thrives on and values such disruptive advances," said Archer CEO Dr Mohammad Choucair.
"The Company's recent successful and oversubscribed share purchase plan means we have been able to accelerate Archer's 12CQ work programs to significantly reduce the time previously allocated for control fabrication, from 12 months to around 6 months, and has provided the opportunity to rapidly de-risk chip development, which we have now commenced."