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The commercialization of silicon photonics

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Silicon photonics is the optical analogue of silicon microelectronics. It promises to use photons to detect, process and transmit information more efficiently than electrical signals, and yet have low manufacturing costs as a result of using conventional silicon-integrated-circuit processes.

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  1. Andrew Rickman is the co-founder and CEO of Rockley Photonics Inc. and the chairman of the Rockley Investment Group, Rockley Manor, Rockley, Marlborough, Wiltshire SN8 1RT, UK. He was the founder and former CEO and chairman of Bookham Technology Ltd (now called Oclaro Inc.) and the chairman and largest shareholder of Kotura Inc., a Rockley portfolio company, until its acquisition by Mellanox in August 2013.

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Andrew Rickman is the co-founder, major shareholder and CEO of Rockley Photonics Inc., a California- and UK-based start-up focused on advanced silicon photonics for next-generation data communication networks.

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