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QLogic to Showcase High Performance 10Gb Ethernet Solutions at Ethernet Technology Summit


WHO: QLogic Corp. (Nasdaq:QLGC), a global leader and technology innovator in high performance networking.    

WHAT: QLogic will exhibit and present at the Ethernet Technology Summit, the only Silicon Valley conference and exhibition featuring the latest advances in Ethernet networking. In addition to showcasing its family of high performance 10Gb Ethernet and converged networking solutions for the data center, QLogic experts will provide attendees with practical information on the current state of Ethernet, the world's most widely used networking technology. Presentations will cover hands-on Ethernet network partitioning, Ethernet consolidation and virtualization strategies, converging networks for block-based Ethernet storage, as well as best practices and challenges in deployment and adoption of a converged network.

QLogic speakers include:      

- Pompey Nagra, strategic marketing manager, and Denis Yazar, field systems engineer, will conduct a two-part workshop on "Ethernet Network Partitioning and Virtualization" on Tuesday, February 21 at 8:30 a.m. and 1 p.m.
- Chauncey Schwartz, senior manager, industry and solutions marketing, will discuss the "Continuing role of Ethernet in Storage" on Wednesday, February 22 at 9:50 a.m.
- Shawn Fitzgerald, technical marketing manager, and Chauncey Schwartz senior manager, industry and solutions marketing, will provide an overview of "Convergence on Ethernet (FCoE)" on Thursday, February 23 at 8:30 a.m.  
- Skip Jones, director of planning and technology, will provide a tutorial on FCoE, Data Center Bridging (DCB) and industry convergence entitled "Momma and Me" on Thursday, February 23 at 2 p.m.    

WHEN: February 21-23, 2012    

WHERE: Ethernet Technology Summit   Doubletree by Hilton   San Jose, California

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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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Media Contact: Tim Lustig                     QLogic Corporation                                                                               949.389.6196

Investor Contact: Jean Hu QLogic Corporation 949.389.7579

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