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QLogic's Manoj Wadekar Elected as Vice President of Ethernet Alliance
Wadekar and QLogic's Chauncey Schwartz Tapped to Head Technical and Marketing Committees in 2012

ALISO VIEJO, Calif., March 15, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- QLogic Corp. (Nasdaq:QLGC) today announced that the Ethernet Alliance, a global consortium dedicated to the continued success and advancement of Ethernet technologies, has elected QLogic's Manoj Wadekar as vice president for the organization's 2012 term. Wadekar will also continue to serve as Technical Committee Chair and QLogic's Chauncey Schwartz will continue in his role as Marketing Committee Chair.

The Ethernet Alliance is a global, non-profit, industry consortium of member organizations that are dedicated to the continued success and advancement of Ethernet technologies. Members include system and component vendors, industry experts, and university and government professionals. Ethernet Alliance members work together to take Ethernet standards to the marketplace. Dedicated to growing Ethernet technology in the most rational and cost-effective manner possible, members support and originate activities that span from incubation of new Ethernet technologies to interoperability testing to demonstrations to education.

"The strategic vision of the Ethernet Alliance is to support the development of Ethernet and expand the Ethernet ecosystem," said John D'Ambrosia, chairman, Board of Directors for the Ethernet Alliance. "QLogic has been a key supporter of the Ethernet Alliance and Manoj Wadekar and Chauncey Schwartz bring invaluable expertise in allowing us to execute on our vision."

"QLogic is committed to the expansion of Ethernet through convergence and market adoption of 10Gb Ethernet in data centers globally," said Chris Humphrey, vice president of corporate marketing, QLogic. "The Ethernet Alliance provides a necessary forum for industry players to come together and develop open standards that will advance the Ethernet ecosystem and best serve customers' requirements. Manoj and Chauncey are capable QLogic ambassadors who provide us with strong voices in the consensus-building process for both technical and marketing initiatives."

Manoj Wadekar, Vice President and Technical Committee Chair

Manoj Wadekar is a fellow and chief technologist at QLogic and is responsible for driving architecture and technology strategy for QLogic's adapter products in data centers. He has been driving cross-industry initiatives in Ethernet and Fibre Channel technologies.

Chauncey Schwartz, Marketing Committee Chair

Schwartz has a successful 25-year career in sales, marketing and business management. He has a proven ability to position, communicate, and teach markets and channels about creative, breakthrough solutions, generating successful business results while leading highly successful cross-functional teams. Schwartz is currently working with QLogic to develop strategies for Alliances that are focused on networking connectivity and to find creative ways to incorporate virtualization and fabrics into complex application environments.

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