IonQ Named One of TIME’s 100 Most Influential Companies

IonQ recognized for leadership in commercializing the power of quantum computing to solve some of the world’s most pressing problems

IonQ is in the category “New Frontiers – Pushing the Limits of What’s Possible”

COLLEGE PARK, Md., March 30, 2022–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Today, IonQ (NYSE: IONQ), a leader in confined ion quantum computing, was named to TIME’s annual TIME100 Most Influential Companies list. This ranking highlights 100 companies that are making an extraordinary impact around the world.

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“IonQ is honored to be part of this year’s TIME100 Most Influential Companies list,” said Peter Chapman, President and CEO of IonQ. “TIME’s recognition of the impact of quantum computing and the specific recognition of IonQ’s role as an industry leader underscore the viability and promise of what is possible as we usher in the era of quantum computing.”

IonQ was selected for inclusion in the “New Frontiers” category. To compile the list, TIME solicited nominations from every industry — ranging from healthcare and entertainment to transportation and technology — from editors and correspondents around the world, as well as industry experts. The TIME editorial team then evaluated each nominee on factors such as business relevance, impact, innovation, leadership and success.

The inclusion of IonQ in the TIME100 is the company’s latest achievement in a year of significant momentum in business and technical breakthroughs. On Monday, IonQ announced the company’s fourth quarter 2021 and full year 2021 earnings. During this announcement, the team highlighted remarkable technological advances and announced that it had reached more than three times its original booking projection. In October, IonQ became the first publicly traded pure-play quantum computing company.

In terms of technical breakthroughs, this year IonQ introduced IonQ Aria, the world’s most powerful quantum computer, based on industry standard application-oriented benchmarks; discovered a new family of quantum gates that can accelerate quantum algorithms and run only on IonQ and Duke University systems; became the first company to use barium ions as qubits to enable advanced quantum computing architectures; and secured a public-private partnership with Pacific Northwest National Lab (PNNL) to produce barium qubits. IonQ is also the only quantum hardware company with computers accessible on all three major cloud providers, and its computers are used to address problems ranging from financial modeling to electric vehicle battery chemistry and risk management.

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About IonQ

IonQ, Inc. is a leader in quantum computing, with a proven track record of innovation and implementation. IonQ’s next-generation quantum computer, IonQ Aria, is the world’s most powerful quantum computer, and IonQ has defined what it believes is the best way forward to scale.

IonQ is the only company with its quantum systems available through the cloud on Amazon Braket, Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud, as well as direct API access. IonQ was founded in 2015 by Christopher Monroe and Jungsang Kim based on 25 years of groundbreaking research. For more information, visit

About time

TIME is a global media brand reaching a combined audience of over 100 million people around the world. A trusted destination for reporting and insight, TIME’s mission is to tell the stories that matter most, lead conversations that change the world, and deepen understanding of the ideas and events that shape our times. With unparalleled access to the world’s most influential people, the immeasurable trust of consumers worldwide, an unparalleled power to come together, TIME is one of the world’s most recognizable media brands with renowned franchises, including the TIME100 Most Influential People, Person of the Year, Firsts , Best Inventions, World’s Greatest Places and premium events including the TIME100 Summit and Gala, TIME100 Health Summit, TIME100 Next and more.

IonQ Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains certain forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. Some of the forward-looking statements can be identified through the use of forward-looking words. Statements that are not historical in nature, including the words “anticipate,” “expect,” “suggest,” “plan,” “believe,” “intend,” “estimate,” “goals,” “projects,” ” should, ” “could”, “should”, “may”, “will”, “foresee” and other similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements. These statements include those regarding the technical performance, future potential and status of IonQ Aria in the quantum computer industry. Forward-looking statements are predictions, projections and other statements about future events that are based on current expectations and assumptions and, as a result, are subject to risks and uncertainties. Many factors could cause actual future events to differ materially from the forward-looking statements contained in this press release, including but not limited to: market acceptance of quantum computing solutions and IonQ’s products, services and solutions; IonQ’s ability to protect its intellectual property; changes in the competitive industries in which IonQ operates; changes in laws and regulations that affect the activities of IonQ; IonQ’s ability to implement its business plans, forecasts and other expectations and identify and realize additional partnerships and opportunities; and the risk of downturn in the market and technology industry, including, but not limited to, due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the recent invasion of Ukraine. The foregoing list of factors is not exhaustive. You should carefully consider the foregoing factors and the other risks and uncertainties described in the “Risk Factors” section of IonQ’s Quarterly Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2021 and other documents issued from time to time by IonQ have been submitted to the Security and Exchange Commission. These filings identify and address other significant risks and uncertainties that could cause actual events and results to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements speak only as of the date they are made. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on forward-looking statements, and IonQ assumes no obligation and does not intend to update or revise these forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise. IonQ does not give any guarantee that it will live up to its expectations.

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IonQ Media contact:
Dillon Olagaray
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TIME Media contact:
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