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Rockley Photonics develops “world first” mTP silicon-photonics-based laser

30 Sept 2022
This is expected to allow Rockley to further increase the density and reduce the size of its high-density spectrophotometer chips — which are already the world’s smallest for broadband infrared wavelength laser spectrometry (covering 1000 nanometres of spectrum) and are smaller in area than LED-based solutions currently used in wearables…
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Pasadena-Based Company Invents Groundbreaking Micro-Transfer-Printed Silicon Photonics-Based Laser Technology

23 Sept 2022
Rockley Photonics, a Pasadena-based company with facilities in England, Wales, Finland, announced it has created an ultra-small chip, comparable in size to a pencil tip, which can have a significant impact in the small wearable medical devices industry. Calling it a “groundbreaking achievement” in the micro-transfer-printed (mTP) silicon-photonics-based laser technology…
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New Rockley Photonics sensor could power AR glasses and smart clothing

23 Sept 2022
Rockley Photonics has updated its forthcoming spectrophotometer sensor – and the company says it could target AR glasses and smart clothing.
Instead of using optical sensors with LEDs, Rockley’s sensors use lasers to “see” into the skin, and get a clearer, less noisy signal…
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The semiconductor boom: has the UK missed its chance?

15 Aug 2022
Andrew Rickman… told a recent parliamentary committee that the UK was “not going to catch up any time soon” with advanced silicon chipmakers such as TSMC. It would make sense, he suggested, to instead use Newport Wafer Fab as an open-access foundry to scale up next-generation chips. “Let’s not look in the rear-view mirror,” Rickman said….
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Rockley Signs Supply Agreement for Wrist-Worn Biomarker Tech

11 Aug 2022
Rockley Photonics has signed a supply agreement — outlining the customer’s initial purchase commitment for 2023 — and received the first commercial purchase order for its noninvasive biomarker sensing wristbands. Rockley identified the unnamed customer for the commercial purchase as a “global health care technology provider.” Rockley’s Bioptx Baseline devices….
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The future of sports watches? A ‘wearable lab’ on your wrist as early as next year

1 Aug 2022
The line between medical devices and sports watches is blurring, and soon the watch on your wrist could effectively be a mini clinic that gives you a complete picture of your health – not just one or two interesting stats in isolation. Last year….
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Rockley CEO on ‘rudimentary’ wearables and its revolutionary sensor

20 Jul 2022
If you missed Wareable’s event in London last month, we have you covered. The lead talk at Wareable Presents: Wearables London was by Andrew Rickman, CEO of Rockley Photonics. He revealed how….
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Expanding the Range: Wearables Enable the Next Level of Mobile Health Data Monitoring

20 June 2022
Increasingly sophisticated photonic components such as LED arrays and specialized lasers, as well as a gamut of sensors and detectors contained within mobile equipment attached to the body, will be able to monitor spectral data within both the visible and infrared ranges….

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Rockley Photonics completed its preliminary human study measuring hydration levels

20 May 2022
Rockley Photonics completed its preliminary human study measuring hydration levels using its non-invasive biomarker sensing platform. The company also created a hydration index for reporting relative hydration levels, with the potential to simplify the complex process of measuring….

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Wearable devices measure a growing array of health indicators

2 May 2022
On the outside, the Oura ring looks rather ordinary, indistinguishable from a chunky wedding band. But a faint green light that intermittently leaks out from the gap between finger….
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MedTech Innovation News

Rockley Photonics and Medtronic to partner on wearable monitoring devices

11 March 2022

Rockley and Medtronic are to jointly develop wearable devices for proactive and continuous health monitoring. Rockley Photonics and Medtronic have agreed to enter a partnership….

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Medtronic, Rockley Photonics Ink Development Deal

11 March 2022
Medtronic began a development partnership with photonic-based health monitoring and communications firm Rockley Photonics to bring Rockley’s Bioptx biomarker sensing platform into Medtronic’s solutions in various healthcare settings. Rockley’s biosensing tech aims….
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MedTech Innovation News

Industry-research ties deliver innovation at lightning speed

16 February 2022
Ireland’s research and innovation through public research is thriving. With latest annual figures showing that more than 3,600 businesses engaged in new research with higher education institutes, the time is ripe….
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MedTech Innovation News

Lactate, Ketones, Glucose — Let’s Not Get Hangry

24 January 2022
We are in the infancy of wearables, predicting sensors will just about explode in popularity. Various sensors already track data points such as heart rates….
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Wearable health & well-being sensors rely on silicon photonics and aim for consumer and MedTech markets

20 January 2022
Photonic integrated circuits (PICs) minimise the cost, power consumption and size of wearable devices. In partnership with VTT, Rockley Photonics is developing pioneering sensors and taking them to mass production….
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Rockley Photonics Taps Infrared for “Clinic on the Wrist” Chip

12 January 2022
Semiconductor advances are driving new medical smartwatch sensors with improved capabilities. Rockley Photonics’ new sensing platform uses a spectrophotometer chip to emit infrared lasers that pass through the skin….
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MedTech Innovation News

The smart watch will see you now: How wearable health trackers could disrupt medicine

11 January 2022
A new tech boom is disrupting medicine. We investigate how wearable trackers could transform health care. And, could the devices help prevent the next pandemic?…
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Rockley Photonics strikes agreements with two medical device manufacturers

9 September 2021
As part of its long-term strategy to deliver photonics-based solutions for improving healthcare and wellbeing, Rockley has signed new strategic partnerships with two medical equipment and device manufacturers, which….
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Rockley Photonics raises $65M to accelerate growth

1 February 2021
The semiconductor industry is vast, encompassing numerous segments that supply components to almost every industry. Photonics is often an area that is overlooked….
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Rockley recognized by Lazard T100 Venture Growth Index

25 January 2021
Rockley Photonics has been named as an early constituent in the Lazard T100 Venture Growth Index (T100), a developing collection of carefully selected companies demonstrating the potential to disrupt multi-billion dollar sectors and shaping the European venture growth ecosystem….
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Rockley Photonics closes new funding, hires CCO with healthcare focus

8 October 2020
Silicon photonics integrated optics technology developer Rockley Photonics has added $50 million in growth funding. The company also has hired Vafa Jamali as chief commercial officer with an eye toward applying its expertise to the healthcare market….
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Rockley Photonics close further $50 million funding

7 October 2020
Rockley Photonics is a leading integrated optics solutions provider, dedicated to building a unified silicon photonics process. As such, it is an integrated photonics chipset developer and….
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Rockley listed among top 10 British tech companies to watch

10 September 2020
Rockley Photonics…has been listed in The Sunday Times’ ‘10 Tech Ones to Watch’ list for 2020, which identifies promising private British tech companies from a cross-section of industries that are well positioned to grow rapidly….
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Rockley is recognized as one of the top-10 British Tech Companies to watch

7 September 2020
Rockley’s silicon photonics technology manipulates light within microchips instead of electronic currents, enabling data communication at higher speeds and lower power. It also develops and manufactures….
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Rockley Photonics appoints Andy Parker to its board

20 April 2020
One move can radically change the footprint of a company. In the semiconductor world, that’s especially true. An innovative mind can give a firm a leg up on the competition….
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The tech boss who lost more than a billion

9 March 2020
The BBC’s weekly The Boss series profiles different business leaders from around the world. This week we speak to UK technology pioneer Andrew Rickman…. READ MORE

CEO interview: Rockley’s Rickman sees silicon photonics coming back to sensing

17 July 2019
One of the opportunities is optical coherence tomography (OCT), said Rickman. This can be used to capture micrometer resolution for 2- and 3D medical and industrial imaging. At the larger scale the opportunity is lidar for autonomous vehicles…. READ MORE

Rockley Raises $52M for Silicon Photonics Tech

4 July 2019
Rockley Photonics has raised $52 million in a first closure of its Series E funding round, from both current investors and new investors, including Morningside Technology Ventures of Hong Kong…. READ MORE

Rockley Photonics announces further $52M funding

3 July 2019
Rockley Photonics, a growing silicon photonics solutions provider, has announced the successful first closure in its Series E funding round. Investors in the additional $52 million funding include…. READ MORE

Rockley launches highly integrated DBR laser for high-volume sensing and imaging markets

1 February 2019
Rocky Photonics…has announced the availability of its high-performance and highly integrated distributed Bragg reflector (DBR) laser solution for sensing, 3D imaging and other applications that demand high-volume manufacturing…. READ MORE

Rockley Photonics completes silicon photonics platform for sensing

22 January 2019
Rockley Photonics, a developer of integrated optics for high-density digital systems, has announced the completion of its fully integrated silicon photonics platform running in a large-scale foundry environment…. READ MORE

Rockley completes silicon photonics platform in large-scale foundry environment

22 January 2019
Rockley Photonics of Pasadena, CA, USA (formed in 2013 to develop a silicon photonics platform for optical I/O in next-generation sensor systems and communications networks) has announced the completion of its fully integrated silicon photonics platform running in a large-scale foundry environment….. READ MORE

Rockley Photonics Announces R&D Plans for Tyndall

9 April 2018
Rockley Photonics Ltd. plans to establish an R&D center at Tyndall National Institute in Cork, Ireland. The center will support Rockley’s growing global activities and, in particular, its silicon photonics research program…. READ MORE

Data Center Routing ASIC from Rockley Photonics

19 March 2018
Rockley Photonics has announced that it is demonstrating its in-package-optics platform to select customers and development partners. Rockley has developed the world’s first single-chip L3 routing switch to directly integrate 100G network ports using single-mode fiber…. READ MORE

Rockley Photonics demonstrates in-package optics platform to select partners

19 March 2018
Rockley Photonics has developed what it says is the world’s first single-chip L3 routing switch to directly integrate 100G network ports using single-mode fibre, and is now demonstrating its in-package optics platform to select customers and development partners…. READ MORE

Rockley Photonics showcases its in-packaged design at OFC

15 March 2018
Rockley Photonics has showcased its in-packaged optics design to select customers and development partners at the OFC show being held in San Diego this week…. READ MORE

UK group to partner with SFI on new €3.4m Cork-based photonics centre

15 March 2018
Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) and the Government have been busy Stateside signing deals with various research and governmental bodies, including a new partnership announced with the US-based – but UK-headquartered – engineering giant Rockley Photonics…. READ MORE

Rockley to open Irish photonics R&D centre

14 March 2018
Rockley Photonics has announced plans to establish an R&D centre at the Tyndall National Institute in Cork to support its silicon photonics research program…. READ MORE

Photonic ASIC directly integrates 100G optical ports

12 March 2018
Specifically designed for data center routing, Rockley Photonics’ single-chip L3 routing switch is the world’s first ASIC to directly integrate 100G network ports using single-mode fiber, supporting a 100X improvement in interconnect reach…. READ MORE

Rockley Photonics raises $40 million funding for platform expansion

9 March 2018
Rockley Photonics has raised $40 million in its most recent round of funding, taking its total raised since its launch to $100 million…. READ MORE

Rockley Photonics totals $100M in funding with new $40M round

8 March 2018
Aiming to address multiple billion-dollar market opportunities, photonics startup Rockley Photonics announced that it has raised $40M in its most recent funding round…. READ MORE

Rockley Photonics wins $40m further funding

8 March 2018
Rockley Photonics, a pioneer in integrated optics for high-density digital systems, this week announced that it has raised $40 million in its most recent funding round…. READ MORE

Rockley Photonics eyes multiple markets

24 February 2018
Andrew Rickman, founder and CEO of silicon photonics start-up Rockley Photonics, discusses the new joint venture with Hengton Optic-Electric, the benefits of the company’s micron-wide optical waveguides and why the timing is right for silicon photonics…. READ MORE

Rockley, Hengtong Forge Joint Venture

29 January 2018
Silicon photonics network developer Rockley Photonics Ltd. and fiber optic communications developer Hengtong Optic-Electric Co. Ltd. have formed a joint venture to manufacture high-performance optical transceiver modules based on silicon photonics technology…. READ MORE

HEFCE money to enable Southampton to share UK photonics skills

25 January 2018
Southampton university has received £0.2 million from the Higher Education Funding Council (HEFCE) Catalyst programme to subsidise training for the photonics industry…. READ MORE

Realising the true potential of silicon photonics

16 January 2018
Dr Andrew Rickman, OBE, CEO of Rockley Photonics, believes silicon photonics will drive a technology revolution in data communications…. READ MORE

Rockley Announces Collaboration With Hengtong

10 January 2018
Rockley Photonics, a silicon photonics innovator for next-generation networks, has announced a joint venture with Hengtong Optic-Electric to manufacture high performance optical transceiver modules based on its silicon photonics technology…. READ MORE

$42 million joint venture to deliver silicon photonics optical modules

9 January 2018
Silicon photonics firm Rockley Photonics, has announced a joint venture with Chinese fibre optic cable manufacturer, Hengtong Optic-Electric, to produce optical transceiver modules based on its silicon photonics technology…. READ MORE

HTGD, Rockley Photonics Ally to Make Optical Fiber Network Parts

20 December 2017
Jiangsu Hengtong Optic-Electric Co. will work with a UK network chip developer to produce optical fiber network components in China to meet the requirements of increasingly-rapid internet transmission speeds…. READ MORE

Rockley teams with UK government on optoelectronics

28 August 2017
Startup Rockley Photonics Ltd., (Pasadena, California and Oxford, England) has said it will match UK government funding from the Engineering and Physical Research Council (EPSRC) in a ‘Prosperity Partnership’ with the Optoelectronics Research Centre (ORC) at the University of Southampton…. READ MORE

University of Southampton receives share of £138 million investment in research-business partnerships

21 August 2017
A Hampshire university is to receive a double investment boost to aid its research work…. READ MORE

Rockley, EPSRC to Fund Partnership With Southampton

28 July 2017
Integrated photonics company Rockley Photonics Ltd. will match government funding from the Engineering and Physical Research Council (EPSRC) to form a “Prosperity Partnership” with the University of Southampton’s Optoelectronics Research Center (ORC)…. READ MORE

Photonics Funded £31 Million from EPSRC

25 July 2017
A set of Prosperity Partnerships announced by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) and the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund (ISCF) will receive £31million in funding. This will be matched by a further £36m from partner organisations and £11m from university funds…. READ MORE

UK silicon photonics research gets £4.8m boost

13 July 2017
The UK’s Optoelectronics Research Centre (ORC) at the University of Southampton is set to receive £4.8 million to support the centre’s silicon photonics research…. READ MORE

UK-based Rockley Photonics to match government funding to unlock £4.8 million investment

13 July 2017
UK-based Rockley Photonics is to match government funding to unlock a £4.8 million ($6.2 million) investment in its partnership with the University of Southampton’s Optoelectronics Research Centre (ORC)…. READ MORE

Rockley Photonics Receives Global Technology Innovation Award

23 May 2017
Next-generation data center technology provider Rockley Photonics Ltd. has received a Global Technology Innovation Award from analyst firm Frost & Sullivan for its R&D in networking infrastructure technology. … READ MORE

Reflections on OFC 2017

29 March 2017
Mood, technologies, notable announcements – just what are the metrics to judge the OFC 2017 show held in Los Angeles last week?… READ MORE

How Silicon Photonics Are Helping Data Centers Keep Up with the IoT, Big Data, and Cloud Computing

11 March 2017
The use of photonics in networking and electronics has been considered one of many possible solutions for handling the growing demand on data centers, where Moore’s Law is rapidly becoming obsolete. Here’s a look at some of the photonics hardware and projects being implemented in the industry…. READ MORE

Rockley Photonics Receives Global Technology Innovation Award For Breakthrough Data Centre Technology

9 March 2017
Rockley Photonics has been recognised by leading analyst firm, Frost and Sullivan, for its ground breaking R&D in networking infrastructure technology…. READ MORE

Frost & Sullivan Applauds Rockley Photonics for its Potential to Scale Up Data Centers through Silicon Photonics

6 March 2017
Based on its recent analysis of the data center networking infrastructure market, Frost & Sullivan recognizes Rockley Photonics with the 2017 Global Frost & Sullivan Award for Technology Innovation…. READ MORE

Frost & Sullivan Applauds Rockley Photonics for Its Potential to Scale Up Data Centers Through Silicon Photonics

6 March 2017
Based on its recent analysis of the data center networking infrastructure market, Frost & Sullivan recognizes Rockley Photonics with the 2017 Global Frost & Sullivan Award for Technology Innovation…. READ MORE

Kucharewski Appointed CCO of Rockley Photonics

28 February 2017
Silicon photonics platform developer Rockley Photonics has appointed Nick Kucharewski as its chief commercial officer…. READ MORE

Kucharewski Appointed CCO of Rockley Photonics

28 February 2017
Silicon photonics platform developer Rockley Photonics has appointed Nick Kucharewski as its chief commercial officer…. READ MORE

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