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    David
    David
    Looks like there is a new investor presentation on Silicom's website (dated 9/12/17). Brief review seems to indicate change (at least from July 2017) appears to be a new slide (slide 18) about FPGA momentum builds which comments about a number of potential design wins are "already in motion".

    Disclosure: I am long SILC
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    David
    David
    Does anyone have an idea as to how long a typical design win that goes into production lasts? I am sure the answer is it varies depending on the product, customer and end application.

    In the past year, I have counted 10 announced design wins (you can check Silicom's website or SEC filings)
    9/5/17: Cloud customer - 10G server adapter - $6M/yr ($1M P.O. already)
    8/7/17: Network customer - FPGA network visibility solution - $300k P.O. already (no forecast but considering other solutions)
    6/15/17: Cloud customer - Encryption HW acceleration - gradual ramp to $1M/yr
    5/16/17: Flash-only storage customer - Compression solution - $1M/yr
    4/3/17: Established Cyber-security customer - Bypass card - ramp to ~$1M/yr
    3/21/17: Cloud customer - 100GB/s high bandwidth switch - ramp to >$30M/yr ($17M in POs already)
    2/23/17: Encryption solution provider (existing customer) - Coleto-creek encryption card - $8M/yr in 2018
    1/9/17: Object storage provider (one of largest tech company's - Cisco?) - connectivity adapter - slow ramp to $2M/yr
    11/7/16: SD-WAN company - vCPE/Edge appliance - $1.3M shipment first 18 months, $2.5M order rate first year ramping to $5M/yr
    10/18/16: Tier 1 monitoring company - Time-stamp/packet processing card - ramp to $1M/yr

    If production forecasts are correct (a somewhat big "if") this adds up to >$50M/yr of new announced design-wins hitting over the next couple of years most likely. That doesnt include smaller orders/new design-in activity. With ~$100M in revenue and over 400 active design wins this averages to $250k/design win. The smallest projected design win announce was $300k/yr. This is just to lend credence to ongoing design wins that are not announced.

    It does seem as though the frequency of higher volume design-win activity is increasing across a variety of product offerings. What is less clear is the diversity of the customer base this is spread across.

    Disclosure: I am long SILC
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    John
    John
    Breakout... next stop $67-70... there is no holding this puppy back now
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    Some Name
    Some Name
    3+ year high for SILC. Was 56.58 in April 2014. Congrats longs for your patience.
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    Steven
    Steven
    Up over 3 points for the week on no news. That has got to be a good sign. Comments?
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    mike
    mike
    nice new design win. Strength to Strength
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    John
    John
    Well, Looks like we just printed a multi- year high at least on an intraday basis. A close above $56.26 would be a matching multi-year closing high.
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    Rube
    Rube
    Seems obvious someone late last week knew this news was coming.....but, good news, indeed.......only short-term question, besides world war 3, is whether last week's buyers will take short-term gains......long-term looks better than ever.
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    Rube
    Rube
    I assume, btw, that " off the shelf " means that million bucks becomes part of Q3.
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    John
    John
    We most likely are completing a long term cup of $74 ish then blue sky breakout! 30% yoy growth is going to blow the roof off I think!
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    John
    John
    Handle being completed?

    Just need to break to a newer high and we are off to the races like we should have been a long time ago.... Looking strong!
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    Some Name
    Some Name
    May see $60 this week. and $70 by year end. But I could be wrong.
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    David
    David
    I posted this earlier but the post appears to have been deleted. Just passing along some information regarding customers who represent >10% of revenue during the first half of 2017. No company names unfortunately disclosed. Looks like the top 2 customers represent almost 40% of the revenue, and while the third customer listed did not reach the 10% level, I suspect it is unlikely that revenue dropped drastically, just that it didnt reach the 10% threshold yielding 3 customers that comprise almost half of the company's revenue. There is certainly execution risk to maintain (and hopefully grow) those customers. Revenue grew $8.3M in the first half of 2017 over the comparable 2016 time. Not sure if the 1 large customer represents much of this growth or not, but it is certainly a possibility.

    Company "A" 2017: $12,979k
    Company "A" 2016: * (<10% so no data provided)

    Company "B" 2017: $8397k
    Company "B" 2016: $9667k

    Company "C" 2017: * (<10% so no data provided)
    Company "C" 2016: $6382k

    Disclosure: I am long SILC
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    Victor
    Victor
    another cloud win!
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    jdberwanger
    jdberwanger
    Options market maker must have underestimated us long time Silc holders. The long time posters on this board are smarter than the average investors out there. Did you notice Silc had options for three months and then no more? Maybe it had to do with being taken out of some of the indexes but sure seems strange or maybe the market maker lost his behind taking the other side of all the call options when the stock was trading in the mid to upper 40s. I know some will call me a cheerleader but I can't believe we are still at a little over $ 52. With these micro caps the market is truly inefficient in my mind. For those following the stock, we know the revenue and earnings are already going to be significantly higher next year but no one cares. The computers will figure this out after they beat the earnings guidance and will then jump on board but not until then. Feels to me as if we are going to go up 50% or more in one fellow swoop. The question is does it take 60 days, 180 days or will it be over the next year? Those who wait will be rewarded handsomely in my opinion.
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    Dad
    Dad
    Stock has been resilient the last couple days. I sold 1000 shares yesterday and somebody gobbled them up. Stock eventually sold off a little bit because the market rolled over in the afternoon only to bounce back today. Seems like somebody's accumulating.
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    Rube
    Rube
    My post 4 days ago, deleted by Yahoo, stated that I assume the initial order/design win recently announced will be consummated in this Q.......so that it extends guidance range. I now think 33 mill. revs this Q are highly likely.
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    Rube
    Rube
    Thanx, Don !!!!! We didn,t need the stock market, anyway !!!
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    Ajit
    Ajit
    IMHO it’s a buyout candidate – clean books, crossed $100 mil in sales, good margin, growing nicely, and decent cash. Target $550-600 mil range anticipated.
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    Rube
    Rube
    Posted an hour ago and Yahoo deleted.....disgusting.....no guidelines violated.