Silicom Ltd. (NASDAQ:SILC)(TASE:SILC) today announced that a Tier 1 server manufacturer will begin offering appliances which integrate Silicom’s SETAC Server To Appliance Converter with one of the popular models of its standard servers. This will allow the manufacturer’s customers to use the manufacturer’s top quality servers as highly-flexible customized network appliances.

The SETAC-based appliances will be offered by the manufacturer’s OEM Group, a professional team which maintains contact with the majority of the appliance market’s relevant customers. As a result, Silicom expects to benefit from a dramatic increase in SETAC market awareness and sales activities, which it believes will gradually translate into growth of its revenues.

In addition to the manufacturer’s OEM group, the appliances will also be sold by one of the manufacturer’s strategic partners, a global provider of purpose-built platforms and appliances that will also carry out the actual conversion of the manufacturer’s servers to SETAC-based appliances. This global provider will assume responsibility for ongoing support of the SETAC portion of the appliances, while the manufacturer itself will provide worldwide support of the basic server, an important asset for SETAC-based appliances.

“It is hard to overstate the importance of this milestone achievement for the development of our SETAC business,” commented Shaike Orbach, Silicom’s President and CEO. “From an exposure point of view, the SETAC will be moving into the spotlight, benefiting from the marketing efforts and recommendations of the manufacturer’s OEM Group and its customization partner. We believe that over the long term this will translate into significantly increased sales while positioning us to continue accumulating important market wins, gradually transforming the SETAC into the important revenue growth driver that we predicted it would become when we launched it.”

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