Rockley Photonics

Rockley Photonics is a fabless supplier of silicon photonics chipsets, IP, and custom designs for high-volume optics applications.

Rockley Photonics represents the commercialization of silicon photonics technology in its most exciting form yet.

Rockley Photonics was founded in 2013 by Andrew Rickman and is based in Pasadena, California with additional offices in San Jose, CA; Oxford, UK andd Helsinki, Finland.

Rockley is focused on sales of chipsets plus customer-specific design of photonics chips and custom integrated packaged products. 

The Rockley platform technology enables a wide range of products for imaging, sensing and other applications requiring a free-space optical interface. Rockley offers a full-custom development mode for high-volume market applications.


Rockley provides silicon ICs and CMOS interface circuitry for optical transceiver modules. Where required, Rockley can develop customized system solutions for the customer application.


Rockley Photonics is backed by Morningside Technology Ventures, Perscitus LLP, Kreos Capital, & Rockley Group. The company raised $52M in it's latest funding of a "Series E" round on Jul 2, 2019. This brings Rockley's total funding to $92M to-date.



  • Year founded: 2013
  • Funding Info: $92M in 5 Funding Rounds (Last Funding Type: Series E)
  • Yearly Revenue: $10M-$20M (2018)
  • Employee Size: 51-200
  • Business Valuation: NA
  • City/Town: Pasadena
  • State: California
  • Country: United States
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