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Crypta Labs Builds Prototype Quantum Random Number Generator microchip for secure communications

Crypta Labs Builds Prototype Quantum Random Number Generator microchip for secure communications for the Centre for Defence Enterprise

28th April 2017

Crypta-Labs is delighted to announce the successful completion of a project to build a Quantum Random Number Generator (QRNG) prototype as a seed for secure encryption from a mobile phone or a photonic capable chip. 

Crypta Labs teamed up with quantum scientists from all over the world including leading academics from Singapore and British universities including Newcastle and Bristol to test the suitability of different light wavelengths to act as the optimised light source and the sensitivity of various camera sensors to determine whether the number of photons hitting each pixel can be accurately measured.

Crypta Labs is currently trialing this quantum-based technology with several key defence companies to provide encryption for their devices.  

Joe Luong, CEO, Crypta Labs says:

“Crypa Labs has built a world leading team of specialists from academia, cryptography and electrical engineering over the past year to bring our prototype hardware and software to fruition. We look forward to the new challenges of commercialization, miniaturisation and refinement of the products.” 

Crypta Labs has raised £225k in seed funding and is has just opened a new funding round to raise £500k to bring this product and others to market.  If you would like to invest in the quantum-based encryption technology company, please enquire at the details below.

About the Project:

  • This contract was granted by The Centre for Defence Enterprise, a division of the Mod’s Defence Science and Technology Laboratory which funds high-potential-benefit research. This area of Government has recently been renamed as the Defence and Security Accelerator.
  • The contract aims were to asses whether the randomness of reception of light photons could be harnessed by a mobile phone’s camera or a photonics microprocessor and to prove that the resultant generated random number was truly quantum in its nature and therefore capable of being used as a seed for secure encryption.