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QLogic Named to CRN's 2012 5-Star Partner Programs Guide
Annual Guide and 5-Star Designation Identifies the IT Channel's Best Vendor Partner Programs

ALISO VIEJO, Calif., March 26, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- QLogic Corp. (Nasdaq:QLGC) today announced it has been named to CRN's 2012 Partner Programs Guide and was awarded the top 5-Star Partner rating. The annual CRN Partner Programs Guide and CRN 5-Star Rating recognizes leading IT vendors who offer the best mix of programs, training, support, resources, sales support and communication to enable success for their partners and solution providers in the indirect IT Channel.

Over the past year, QLogic has grown its partner network by approximately 500 new solution providers worldwide. The company has added new benefits and resources to the QLogic Signature Partner Program, including an enhanced partner portal, expansion of sales incentives, and the introduction of a new Ethernet technology track that accelerates status within the program for focused partners of all sizes. QLogic also established in-country channel account management teams in new regions across Europe and Asia.

"Our expansion into new geographic regions and product categories has allowed us to grow our global partner network substantially," said Rob Crawford, senior vice president of worldwide sales, QLogic. "To maintain momentum we are providing enhanced training and benefits, ensuring we collaborate effectively with new partners in growth markets such as data migration and 10Gb Ethernet."

"The companies listed in CRN's 2012 Partner Programs Guide represent a comprehensive list of the best channel programs in the market today," said Kelley Damore, vice president and editorial director, for UBM Channel's CRN. "The 5-star award is reserved for vendors that understand that a successful partnership does not rely solely on the technology. By offering their partners tools, education and regular updates, vendors on this list go above and beyond traditional support to ensure a mutually beneficial partnership."

The 2012 Partner Programs Guide and 5-Star Partners listing will be featured on CRN.com and in the March 2012 issue of CRN.

About UBM Channel: (www.ubmchannel.com)

UBM Channel is the premier provider of IT channel-focused events, media, research, consulting, and sales and marketing services. With over 30 years of experience and engagement, UBM Channel has the unmatched channel expertise to execute integrated solutions for technology executives managing partner recruitment, enablement and go-to-market strategy in order to accelerate technology sales. UBM Channel is a UBM company. To learn more about UBM Channel, visit us at www.ubmchannel.com.

UBM plc (www.ubm.com)

UBM plc is a leading global business media company. We inform markets and bring the world's buyers and sellers together at events, online, in print and provide them with the information they need to do business successfully. We focus on serving professional commercial communities, from doctors to game developers, from journalists to jewelry traders, from farmers to pharmacists around the world. Our 6,000 staff in more than 30 countries is organized into specialist teams that serve these communities, helping them to do business and their markets to work effectively and efficiently. For more information, go to www.ubm.com

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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 www.qlogic.com.

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CONTACT: Media Contact:
         Steve Sturgeon
         QLogic Corporation
         858.472.5669
         steve.sturgeon@qlogic.com

         Investor Contact:
         Jean Hu
         QLogic Corporation
         949.389.7579
         jean.hu@qlogic.com
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