April 2021

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University of Maryland Startup Goes Public

Discovery District-based startup IonQ, founded in College Park in 2015 by Dr. Christopher Monroe and Dr. Jungsang Kim, announced its plan to become the first publicly traded quantum computing company last month. The company will enter the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) through a special-purpose acquisition company (SPAC) valued at $2B. This news comes on the heels of IonQ recently completing an extensive expansion and renovation of its office, which will enable IonQ to grow its workforce. It already has several open positions for engineers and physicists.

Read more about IonQ and its recent announcement in Forbes, LaserFocusWorld, Reuters,, Wall Street Journal, and ZDNet. IonQ also released an informational video, "The Age of Quantum," explaining quantum computing and the history of the company.

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