FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Top 10 Cloud Player Cancels New Cloud
Infrastructure Architecture That Used Silicom’s
100-Gigabit-Switch-Fabric-On-A-NIC Due to
KFAR SAVA, Israel — March 13, 2018, - Silicom Ltd. (NASDAQ: SILC) today announced that the top-10 Cloud player that awarded Silicom its largest-ever design win (reported in March 2017) has decided to abort the new cloud infrastructure architecture for which it had ordered the Silicom 100-Gigabit-Switch-Fabric-On-A-NIC product.
In communicating its decision, the customer indicated that the cancellation was unrelated to Silicom’s product, development or support, which was flawless; rather, its decision to abort the configuration was based on issues and challenges faced at a much higher level of the new Cloud architecture.
Silicom has open POs related to the cancelled program that are due for delivery within the first and second quarters of 2018. The Company is now evaluating the impact of the news on the results of these quarters, as well as on its future results.
Commenting on the news, Shaike Orbach, Silicom’s President and CEO, said, “While we are obviously disappointed with the customer’s decision, we are encouraged by the technological success of the highly complex product that we developed for them: a success which has generated significant admiration for Silicom within this giant customer and its Tier-1 server manufacturer partners. We hope to leverage this trust to address additional significant opportunities with both the customer and its partners.”
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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