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Silicom Secures Strategic New Design Win from Leading Storage Virtualization Player

Silicom Ltd. (NASDAQ:SILC) (TASE:SILC) today announced that it has secured a strategic Design Win from a new customer, one of the storage virtualization industry’s strongest emerging players, for its 10GbaseT network adapters. The Company has received initial purchase orders totaling approximately $500,000, most of which were already shipped, while guidance provided by the customer indicates that 2014 sales related to the Design Win will total approximately $1 million. Given the high growth currently experienced by the customer and the storage virtualization industry, the Design Win is expected to result in several million dollars of sales per year as it matures.

“The phenomenal growth of the Cloud and Virtualized Data Centers began with virtualization of data center server compute nodes, and the virtualization of other components is just now beginning,” commented Shaike Orbach, Silicom’s President & CEO. “The next massive growth wave is being created by the adoption of SDN (or networking virtualization) and Storage Virtualization, the latter creating the need for a new generation of storage solutions. These cutting-edge solutions are bringing servers into the storage segment - servers that also need Silicom solutions to boost their performance and features.”

Mr. Orbach continued, “This is obviously an important new growth driver for Silicom. We are excited to achieve our first major Design Win with a storage virtualization leader and believe that it is likely to lead to additional business, both with this customer and others.”

“Strategically, this win is equally important. The addition of storage virtualization solutions to our broad range of existing solutions for the Cloud virtualized data center completes our offering into this exploding market, making it relevant for all virtualized components: server compute nodes, SDN networking components and virtualized storage. We believe this unique positioning as a one-stop-shop of solutions for all components of the virtualized data center has the power to become a major new growth driver for our business.”

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About Silicom
Silicom Ltd. is an industry-leading provider of high-performance networking and data infrastructure solutions. Designed primarily to increase data center efficiency, Silicom’s solutions dramatically improve the throughput and availability of networking appliances and other server-based systems.
Silicom’s products are used by a large and growing base of OEM customers, many of whom are market leaders, as performance-boosting solutions for their offerings in the Application Delivery,
WAN Optimization, Security and other mission-critical segments within the fast-growing virtualization, cloud computing and big data markets. Silicom’s product portfolio includes multi-port 1/10 Gigabit Ethernet server adapters, Intelligent Bypass solutions, Encryption accelerators and a variety of innovative Smart adapters. These products are available for incorporation directly into our OEM customers' systems, or provided as part of Silicom’s patented SETAC (Server To Appliance Converter), a unique approach to the provision of high quality standard platforms with modular front connectivity.
For more information, please visit: www.silicom.co.il.

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