Thanks for visiting Fibre Systems.

You're trying to access an editorial feature that is only available to logged in, registered users of Fibre Systems. Registering is completely free, so why not sign up with us?

By registering, as well as being able to browse all content on the site without further interruption, you'll also have the option to receive our magazine (multiple times a year) and our email newsletters.

Rockley Photonics raises $40 million funding for platform expansion

Share this on social media:

Rockley Photonics has raised $40 million in its most recent round of funding, taking its total raised since its launch to $100 million. The company says that this will rapidly expand the design and production of its platform for high performance optical networking solutions, imaging and sensor photonics, and custom photonics for consumer applications.

Founded in 2013 by entrepreneur Andrew Rickman, Rockley’s differentiated silicon manufacturing technology allows the production of devices at a competitive cost and with lower power consumption. The company says its ability to integrate electronics and photonics without compromising manufacturability or performance enables it to serve numerous emerging applications. Target markets include consumer electronics, autonomous vehicle, biomedical and industrial sectors, as well as high-performance networking optics for data centre and infrastructure networking. 

‘The industry has responded strongly to our platform approach, especially given its flexibility to address a range of market applications,’ said Dr. Andrew Rickman, chief executive officer, Rockley Photonics. ‘This round of funding will enable us to focus our technology on these emerging, high-growth market opportunities.’

In January, Rockley announced a $42m joint venture with Hengtong Optic-Electric Co. Ltd to manufacture high-performance optical transceiver modules based on its silicon photonics technology, and last year it formed a partnership with the Optoelectronics Research Centre (ORC) at the UK’s University of Southampton to develop integrated photonics technology for mass market applications (see Rockley Photonics teams up with Southampton University on silicon photonics).

Recent News

06 December 2019

American fibre infrastructure provider, FiberLight has completed a deployment of dark fibre in Roswell, Georgia.

03 December 2019

Lumentum has entered into an agreement with passive optical component supplier, Advanced Fiber Resources (AFR) where the latter will acquire certain assets from the former.

03 December 2019

Fibre Systems is looking for manufacturers/vendors, planners, installers, integrators, operators and academics to help shape the topics we cover.

03 December 2019

SSE Enterprise Telecoms has been selected by education specialist provider, Jisc to help launch the ‘Jisc Midlands’ network.