"Developers like Google, Airbus and Huawei are racing to
leverage these materials and others into transistors that could make conventional microchips obsolete and deliver "quantum computing" -- massive new levels processing power with far less energy consumption."
I looked up the
leverage in the dictionary which gives
- (formal) the ability to influence what people do.
- (technical) the act of using a ↑lever to open or lift sth; the force used to do this.
- (finance) the relationship between the amount of money that a company owes and the value of its shares
I think all the explanations do not fit the meaning of the sentence here. What is the exact meaning and how to use this word?