November 02, 2021

Significant New Design Win for Silicom: Receives $30m Purchase Orders from Leading American Service Provider for Silicom Smart Edge Platforms

 

– Revenues from this win alone projected
to total more than $50m per year –

 

 

KFAR SAVA, Israel – November 2, 2021, – Silicom Ltd. (NASDAQ: SILC) today announced that one of its existing customers, a leading North American telecommunications service provider, has awarded Silicom a major new Design Win for a customized version of its Edge Smart Platform. To date, the customer has placed $30 million in purchase orders for equipment planned to be delivered primarily during 2022, and forecasts a run rate of over $50 million per year once the manufacturing and deployment processes become stable. In parallel, Silicom is discussing additional significant opportunities with this customer.

The client’s award followed its successful experience with Silicom on other projects, in which it integrated Silicom’s next-generation CPEs with a partner’s software-based routers.
The current win is for a smart platform designed to enhance the performance, flexibility and manageability of the client’s services for its large, multilocation customers. Silicom is currently customizing an existing platform in order to meet the customer’s requirements, while in parallel optimizing the platform’s operational availability and continuity in the face of the ongoing components crisis.

“This extremely important new win confirms the superiority of our innovative technologies while demonstrating, once again, the importance of the close, ongoing support and communication that characterize all of our client relationships,” commented Shaike Orbach, Silicom’s CEO. “Just a year ago, when we started working with this customer, its orders for relatively ‘standard’ platforms were at a rate of just a few million dollars per annum. But as our relationship developed, we became aware of more and more opportunities, leading to this major Design Win: one that is approximately 10 times as large as the original, and that will hopefully pave the way to more over the coming years.”

Mr. Orbach continued, “It is important to note that, given the component crisis’s unpredictable behavior and the customer’s need to deploy the platforms sooner rather than later, we are taking all measures necessary to facilitate the deliveries during the time period required by the customer. In fact, we believe that it is actually this flexibility – our ability to optimize for availability on the one side while continuing to support the customer with the industry’s best connectivity solutions – which helped us win this deal. We believe these are unique advantages of our value proposition and that they will continue to fuel our growth as we move forward.”

 

 

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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 200 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.

For more information, please visit: www.silicom.co.il

 

 

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Silicom Ltd.GK Investor Relations
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