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QLogic FCoE Converged Network Adapter Named 2009 Product of the Year Finalist by Storage Magazine and SearchStorage
QLogic 8100 Series Single-Chip CNA Only Converged Network Adapter to be Recognized as Finalist by Leading Storage Media Company
ALISO VIEJO, Calif., Jan 15, 2010 (GlobeNewswire via COMTEX) -- QLogic Corp. (Nasdaq:QLGC) today announced that its 8100 Series Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) converged network adapter (CNA) has been recognized by Storage magazine and as an enterprise data storage 2009 Product of the Year Finalist in the publications' storage networking equipment category. The QLogic(R) 8100 Series is the only CNA in the industry to be recognized as a finalist.

The finalists in this year's competition were broken into five storage product categories: backup and disaster recovery hardware, backup and disaster recovery software and services, disks and disk subsystems, storage management tools and storage networking equipment. The QLogic 8100 Series is one of six finalists in the storage network equipment category.

"While 2009 was a bleak year economically, it didn't stifle the continuing technological developments of many enterprise data storage equipment vendors," said the editors of SearchStorage. "These 40 finalists for Storage magazine's and's 2009 Products of the Year awards demonstrate exceptional innovation, functionality and value."

The QLogic 8100 Series CNA was recognized for its single-chip architecture, integrated FCoE engine with no external components, and for its ability to handle data and storage networking traffic at 10Gb/second line speeds in blade server and high-density environments.

"By providing first-to-market technology that is unsurpassed in performance and power savings, QLogic became the premier provider of single-chip FCoE CNAs in 2009, running the table with numerous tier-one OEM wins," said Amit Vashi, vice president of marketing, Host Solutions Group, QLogic Corp. "This recognition from Storage and SearchStorage, premier voices with storage users, further validates our efforts and demonstrates the impact of FCoE-based converged networks moving into 2010."

Additional information on the 2009 Storage magazine and SearchStorage awards can be found at,295582,sid5_gci1378581,00.html.

Additional information on QLogic 8100 Series adapters is available at:

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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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