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About Boson

Boson is a company focused on the development and industrial application of scalable, programmable photonic quantum computing technology, operating in the technology and computing sectors. The company offers hardware and software solutions for quantum computing, aiming to accelerate computations for AI, big data, and biopharmaceutical applications. Boson primarily serves sectors such as finance, communications, energy, and biopharmaceuticals. It was founded in 2020 and is based in Beijing, Beijing.

Headquarters Location

Putian Industrial Innovation Park, No. 5 Jiangtai Road, Chaoyang District

Beijing, Beijing,




ESPs containing Boson

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Enterprise Tech / Semiconductors & HPC

The quantum hardware components market provides a broad range of products that are used to help build devices for applications like quantum computing, quantum communication, and quantum sensing. Cryogenic systems to keep quantum systems ultra cold are a major focus of these companies. Another large cohort focuses on systems for controlling photons, which play a role in various quantum information …

Boson named as Challenger among 11 other companies, including Infleqtion, ORCA Computing, and QphoX.


Expert Collections containing Boson

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Boson is included in 2 Expert Collections, including Quantum Tech.


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Latest Boson News

Innovating the Most Sensitive Uncooled Thermal Camera Drone Payload with Skydio

Nov 3, 2023

Infrared Payload Based on the Boson+ Thermal Camera Module USA-based Skydio recently introduced the Skydio X10 drone featuring a customized Teledyne FLIR Boson+ thermal camera module at its Ascend Conference on September 20. Thanks to the Thermal by FLIR collaboration, professional public safety and critical infrastructure inspection pilots can now access the most advanced uncooled thermal imaging technology on the market. The Thermal by FLIR program is a cooperative product development and marketing program. It supports original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), such as Skydio, to integrate Teledyne FLIR thermal camera modules into products, along with go-to-market support for ensuing product innovations. The Skydio X10 includes a first-of-its-kind thermal imaging payload using a customized radiometric Boson+ thermal camera module, providing unmatched thermal performance and improvements in size, weight, and power (SWaP), critical for inspections, situational awareness, and search and rescue missions. “The Thermal by FLIR program is designed to help our customers innovate and create applications and capabilities that don’t yet exist,” said Dan Walker, vice president, of product development, at Teledyne FLIR. “For the Boson+ collaboration with Skydio, we’re proud of what we’ve accomplished together. Skydio customers will soon have access to the most effective uncrewed thermal imaging capabilities ever created for a drone of this size and mission.” “Skydio customers represent the critical industries that our core civilization runs on, such as public safety, energy utilities, and defense, who need highly accurate data to make timely decisions that benefit us all. This requires high-definition thermal imagery in a SWaP-optimized package,” said Abe Bachrach, chief technology officer, Skydio. “That is why we chose to integrate the Teledyne FLIR Boson+ thermal camera module within the Skydio X10 platform, as it provides the right mix of performance and features required for pilots to complete the mission.” Thermal Performance and SWaP Enhancements The USA-manufactured Boson+ not only provides four times the thermal resolution at 640 x 512 pixels versus the predecessor thermal camera on the Skydio X2, but it also doubles the thermal sensitivity of competitive payloads at 30 millikelvin (mK) or better. It is the most sensitive commercially available uncooled longwave infrared (LWIR) camera module for drones. The increased sensitivity and resolution provide sharper scene detail, improving detection, specifically in outdoor, low-contrast scenes—a critical need for thermal inspectors and first responders, including law enforcement officers, firefighters, and search and rescue personnel. The Teledyne FLIR team also worked closely with Skydio to develop custom optics to reduce the weight of a standard Boson+ camera optics by 48%. The weight reduction helps maximize flight time while also decreasing the volume of the thermal camera module by 43% for an improved payload form factor. The Skydio X10 boasts customized thermal image signal processing that leverages Teledyne FLIR’s PrismTM ISP , further improving imaging quality. The resulting thermal imagery is available as radiometric JPEGs (R-JPEG), meaning that each image captured includes temperature data of every pixel in the scene for granular, quantitative insights needed for solar panel, machinery, and utility inspection. That R-JPEG data captured from the X10 can then be combined with the R-JPEG data captured from handheld Teledyne FLIR thermal imaging cameras to create comprehensive inspection reports from the air to the ground. Skydio X10 users can also utilize FLIR Thermal Studio software with advanced thermal imaging processing and analysis for creating custom, sharable PDF reports with colleagues, partners, and clients. About Teledyne FLIR defense and industrial applications with approximately 4,000 employees worldwide. Founded in 1978, the company creates advanced technologies to help professionals make better, faster decisions that save lives and livelihoods. For more information, please visit or follow @flir. About Teledyne Technologies instrumentation, aerospace and defense electronics, and engineered systems. Teledyne’s operations are primarily located in the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada, and Western and Northern Europe. For more information, visit Teledyne’s website at Share this article:

Boson Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

  • When was Boson founded?

    Boson was founded in 2020.

  • Where is Boson's headquarters?

    Boson's headquarters is located at Putian Industrial Innovation Park, No. 5 Jiangtai Road, Chaoyang District, Beijing.

  • What is Boson's latest funding round?

    Boson's latest funding round is Series A.

  • Who are the investors of Boson?

    Investors of Boson include Tsinghua Holdings Capital, Zhongyi Capital, Changsheng Investment, CITIS, Infotech Ventures and 5 more.

  • Who are Boson's competitors?

    Competitors of Boson include Infleqtion and 4 more.


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