Silicom Ltd. (NASDAQ:SILC)(TASE:SILC) today announced that it has been issued patent No. 8,199,523, entitled “Server-Based Network Appliance”, from the United States Patent and Trademark Office. The patent confirms the uniqueness of Silicom’s SETAC Server-to-Appliance-Converter concept and technology, thereby strengthening the Company’s competitive positioning in the fast-growing network appliance industry.
SETAC is Silicom’s innovative response to industry demand for a new, more reliable and flexible approach to building network appliances. Before the availability of the SETAC, appliance manufacturers, when designing new appliances, had to make a trade-off between the use of standard high-quality server-grade motherboards and the provision of customized functions, such as field re-configurability, front-connectivity and others. With SETAC, manufacturers are able to select from a much wider spectrum of design, features and performance possibilities, delivering a much higher-quality appliance with the robust reliability of the standard-brand servers and motherboards as well as with the desired custom features.
Since launching the SETAC, Silicom has achieved a number of major SETAC Design Wins from some of the industries largest players. This has resulted in a significant ramp-up of SETAC sales; in fact, in 2011, SETAC’s second year of commercial availability, SETAC sales represented approximately 10% of Silicom’s revenues.
Commenting on the news, Mr. Shaike Orbach, President and CEO of Silicom, said, “We are delighted that the U.S. Patent Office has recognized the out-of-the-box innovation of our SETAC concept. This is just one more confirmation of the stand-out nature of our technological expertise and achievements, the area that has always represented the underlying strength of our company. SETAC is already a key component of our strategy and we believe that the granting of this patent will further boost its momentum.”
Silicom Ltd. is an industry-leading provider of high-performance networking solutions designed to increase the throughput and availability of networking appliances and server-based systems.
Silicom’s large and growing base of OEM customers includes most of the market-leading players in the areas of WAN Optimization, Security and other mission-critical gateway applications. Silicom’s products include a variety of multi-port 1/10 Gigabit Ethernet server adapters, innovative internal and external BYPASS solutions and advanced Smart adapters, including SSL encryption solutions and Redirector adapters.
In addition, Silicom's patented SETAC (Server To Appliance Converter) product family is a unique solution that enables standard servers to be configured as network appliances with high-density front networking ports and no-hassle port modularity.
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