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QLogic Single Chip FCoE Converged Network Adapters Now Available for HP ProLiant DL and ML Servers
QLogic Award-Winning 8100 Series Single-Chip Converged Network Adapters Now Available for HP ProLiant DL and ML Servers
ALISO VIEJO, Calif., Jan 5, 2010 (GlobeNewswire via COMTEX) -- Continuing its momentum as the premier supplier of single-chip based Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) converged network adapters (CNAs), QLogic Corp. (Nasdaq:QLGC) today announced that its award-winning 8100 Series CNAs are now certified and available for HP ProLiant DL and ML servers.

Built on the same proven QLogic 8Gb Fibre Channel stack that customers use today, QLogic 8100 Series CNAs support simultaneous storage and data networking traffic at full 10GbE line speeds, allowing customers to leverage the ubiquity and economics of Ethernet while preserving the investment and strengths of Fibre Channel. QLogic 8100 Series CNAs consume only one third the power of existing CNA chip sets and are the only CNAs on the market to completely eliminate the need for a heat sink. The 8100 Series FCoE CNAs are the latest in an extensive list of HP network connectivity solutions from QLogic that includes InfiniBand(R), Fibre Channel, iSCSI and 10Gb Ethernet adapters.

"The QLogic 8100 Series single-chip FCoE converged network adapter, with its battle-proven Fibre Channel stack for proven interoperability and low profile design for easy integration into any server, allows customers to build highly efficient and affordable unified networks," said Amit Vashi, vice president of marketing, Host Solutions Group, QLogic Corp.

"Customers can reduce operating costs by minimizing the amount of adapters deployed in their unified networking environment," said McLeod Glass, manager, Industry Standard Servers, HP. "Combining QLogic's single-chip converged network adapters with HP ProLiant DL and ML series servers allows customers to dramatically decrease power consumption while increasing data center space."

Based on QLogic's advanced Network Plus Architecture, the 8100 Series is designed for next-generation, virtualized and unified data centers with powerful multi-processor, multi-core servers and is available in multiple form factors, including standard and mezzanine cards. QLogic 8100 Series CNAs are optimized for both data and storage networking virtualization with superior 10Gb Enhanced Ethernet performance to handle massive quantities of virtual machines.

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About QLogic

QLogic (Nasdaq:QLGC) is a global leader and technology innovator in high performance networking, including adapters, switches and ASICs. Leading OEMs and channel partners worldwide rely on QLogic products for their data, storage and server networking solutions. For more information, visit

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This press release contains statements relating to future results of the company (including certain beliefs and projections regarding business trends) that are "forward-looking statements" as defined in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such forward-looking statements are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those projected or implied in the forward-looking statements. The company advises readers that these potential risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to: declines in information technology spending levels; potential fluctuations in operating results; gross margins that may vary over time; the stock price of the company may be volatile; the company's dependence on the networking markets served; potential adverse effects of server virtualization technology on the company's business; potential adverse effects of increased market acceptance of blade servers; the ability to maintain and gain market or industry acceptance of the company's products; the company's dependence on a small number of customers; seasonal fluctuations and uneven sales patterns in orders from customers; the company's ability to compete effectively with other companies; declining average unit sales prices of comparable products; a reduction in sales efforts by current distributors; the company's dependence on sole source and limited source suppliers; the company's dependence on relationships with certain third-party subcontractors and contract manufacturers; declines in the market value of the company's investment securities; the complexity of the company's products; sales fluctuations arising from customer transitions to new products; changes in the company's tax provisions or adverse outcomes resulting from examination of its income tax returns; environmental compliance costs; international economic, regulatory, political and other risks; uncertain benefits from strategic business combinations; the ability to attract and retain key personnel; difficulties in transitioning to smaller geometry process technologies; the ability to protect proprietary rights; the ability to satisfactorily resolve any infringement claims; reliance on third party technology; the use of "open source" software in the company's products; changes in regulations or standards regarding energy use of the company's products; computer viruses and other tampering with the company's computer systems; and facilities of the company and its suppliers and customers are located in areas subject to natural disasters.

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