November 01, 2017

Leading Fintech Company Selects Silicom’s Ultra-Low-Latency FPGA-Based Interface Cards

– Design Win Confirms Silicom’s Leading FPGA Technology –

 

KFAR SAVA, Israel — November 1, 2017, – Silicom Ltd. (NASDAQ: SILC) today announced that it has been awarded a design win from a leading Fintech player for its most advanced FPGA (Field Programmable Gate Array)-based networking card, confirming the positioning of the Company’s FPGA technology as a platform for a variety of emerging new “FPGA in the Cloud” applications. The customer plans to use the Silicom solution in all of its deployments moving forward, with resulting revenues expected to ramp up to approximately $1 million per year.

The Design Win is for Silicom’s highest-end FPGA-based card to date: an ultra-low-latency solution featuring high-speed host connectivity and four 10-100gbps ports interconnected by an extremely advanced FPGA. The FPGA itself integrates proprietary technologies developed separately by Silicom and the customer. The adapters will be deployed in FPGA cards clusters managed by a single server, thus maximizing functionality while conserving both space and power.

“We are proud that this prestigious customer has chosen Silicom as its FPGA-solution partner for its next-generation deployments,” commented Shaike Orbach, Silicom’s President & CEO.

“For years, compute-heavy industries have looked to FPGA for their potential to increase performance while reducing energy and space requirements; and within the Fintech industry, FPGAs have also been deployed to achieve the lowest latency. This new solution takes all of these capabilities to a new peak, delivering superior, ultra-low-latency and unmatched compute power, together with reduced space and power consumption.”

Mr. Orbach continued, “Besides making us a significant player in the growing Fintech market, we believe the availability of our highly-customizable FPGA solutions positions us to benefit from the growth of ‘FPGA in the Cloud,’ a trend which is just beginning to build steam. Further, we believe that the collaborative model we have initiated with this customer, including the integration of our FPGA technology with the client’s application-specific IP, is an approach that will open up numerous new opportunities for us in the near future.”

 

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About Silicom
Silicom Ltd. is an industry-leading provider of high-performance networking and data infrastructure solutions. Designed primarily to improve performance and efficiency in Cloud and Data Center environments, Silicom’s solutions increase throughput, decrease latency and boost the performance of servers and networking appliances, the infrastructure backbone that enables advanced Cloud architectures and leading technologies like NFV, SD-WAN and Cyber Security. Our innovative solutions for high-density networking, high-speed fabric switching, offloading and acceleration, which utilize a range of cutting-edge silicon technologies as well as FPGA-based solutions, are ideal for scaling-up and scaling-out cloud infrastructures.

Silicom products are used by major Cloud players, service providers, telcos and OEMs as components of their infrastructure offerings, including both add-on adapters in the Data Center and stand-alone virtualized/universal CPE devices at the edge.

Silicom’s long-term, trusted relationships with more than 150 customers throughout the world, its more than 400 active Design Wins and more than 300 product SKUs have made Silicom a “go-to” connectivity/performance partner of choice for technology leaders around the globe.

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Company Contact: Investor relations contact:
Eran Gilad, CFO Ehud Helft
Silicom Ltd. GK Investor Relations
Tel: +972-9-764-4555 Tel: +1 646 201 9246
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