SDT, a Hardware-as-a-Service (HaaS) startup, signs an agreement with KIST to develop quantum cryptography devices in Korea for global commercialization.
— Jiwon Yune, CEO of SDT
SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA, June 9, 2022 /EINPresswire.com/ — On May 31, SDT Inc. and the Korea Institute of Science (KIST) met at KIST headquarters in Seoul to officially transfer quantum technology from the lab to search for KIST at SDT for worldwide marketing of the devices.
SDT, a Hardware-as-a-Service (HaaS) startup, collaborates with KIST to develop world-class quantum cryptography communication devices in Korea and establish itself as a powerhouse of quantum devices through this transfer agreement of technology.
One of the transferred technologies is “Quantum Key Distribution” (QKD), a system that prevents unauthorized man-in-the-middle attacks from gaining access to sensitive data, as any communication interception changes the nature of the data itself. same. A major difficulty in establishing QKD networks has been the 1×1 barrier, or a communication system that connects a single receiver to a transmitter, which has limited use cases in real networks. The QKD solution developed by Dr. Sangwook Han’s team at KIST solves this problem with a 1xN (one to many) communication system. In the 1xN system, single-photon detectors and emitters, which typically have high system development costs, are built using a single server, while multi-user emitter systems are built with simple components, both of which serve to reduce total construction costs. SDT provides the physical implementation of QKD and connectivity to an organization’s current data storage network with a plug-and-play architecture.
In addition, KIST also transferred Quantum Random Number Generation (QRNG) and Coincidence Counting Unit (CCU) technology. QRNG technology allows SDT to generate pure random numbers using noise from simple camera CMOS image sensors as a source of entropy, and CCU design allows SDT to build a device that accurately measures quantum photon states. correlated.
Prior to founding SDT, CEO Jiwon Yune majored in physics and electronic engineering at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and worked as a researcher at MIT-Harvard University Research Center and KIST Quantum Information Research Center. During his tenure at KIST, CEO Yoon studied diamond quantum computing. SDT provides end-to-end technologies, from cutting-edge industrial computing devices to cloud services for device orchestration, which brings real hardware and software expertise needed to move the quantum from research labs to the offices of organizations around the world entire.
Through this technology transfer agreement, SDT can protect data communication between edge devices and the cloud with nearly impossible-to-hack quantum security. Starting with quantum cryptography communication, SDT plans to make quantum technologies immediately available in its industrial portfolio of advanced communication devices, sensors and edge computing.
The recent explosive development of quantum computing technology has become a serious threat to modern secure communications due to a dramatic increase in computing speed. To answer this, quantum cryptography based on the physical laws of quantum mechanics is actively developing. SDT currently uses live testbed environments to test the security of quantum device prototypes in Korea and at their offices in Japan, with the intention of helping develop quantum security standards for a global ecosystem.
Quantum technology is a major goal of the Korean government’s new National Technology Strategy and is key to securing future global technology leadership. This agreement is a key marker for this goal as it is a public-private partnership collaborating to build a competitive case for quantum technological supremacy.
KIST Chairman Seok Jin Yoon said, “We hope Korea will be able to further enhance its competitiveness as a computing powerhouse through the early commercialization of quantum technology in the domestic market.”
SDT CEO Jiwon Yune said, “We look forward to delivering quantum cryptography communication devices for any high-security environment based on the world-class quantum technology transferred from KIST.
SDT supports the digital transformation of organizations by providing solutions such as edge device ecosystems and cloud services for data, and expects a surge in interest in quantum devices over the next few years.
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