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QLogic to Showcase Suite of Solutions for 16Gb Fibre Channel and 10Gb Ethernet Converged Networks at Storage Networking World

ADVISORY, March 27, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) --

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

WHAT:    QLogic will exhibit and present at Storage Networking World (SNW), the leading global event series focused on technologies to manage and optimize the information infrastructure across the data center and remote offices—from compute to network to storage.

QLogic will be showcasing its new portfolio of products, including FlexSuite™ adapters and Universal Access Point™ switches with the flexibility to power 16Gb Fibre Channel or 10Gb Ethernet converged networks from the same hardware. The company will also feature its next-generation 10Gb Ethernet intelligent Storage Routers (iSR) with multi-protocol support. QLogic's newest solutions are designed to help companies smoothly transition their data center networks at their own pace, and provide the versatility to handle any protocol, any host, any storage and any fabric, empowering virtualized enterprises and cloud computing environments with complete fabric freedom.

In addition, a number of QLogic experts will be providing attendees with insight and practical information that will allow them to address current trends and better manage their storage infrastructure. QLogic speakers include:

David Clark, director of product marketing, will present "Simple, High Performance, Block Storage Data Migration—Solving the Data Center Dilemma" on Monday, April 2 at 4:05 p.m. Data center managers have many data migration options today as iSCSI and Fibre Channel bandwidths have evolved and relocation of the data center to private cloud infrastructure has become a popular trend. Clark will demonstrate how easy and cost-effective it is to take advantage of today's high-performance, block-based solutions that help solve the "Data Center Dilemma."  

Chauncey M. Schwartz II, senior technical marketing manager, will discuss "Virtualization and I/O Dependencies" on Thursday, April 5 at 8:30 a.m. As the virtualization of networks, storage, servers, and applications continues to grow in the data center, virtual deployment workloads have been increasing the demands placed on the network I/O infrastructure, which can significantly impact system and application performance. Schwartz will help attendees understand their options to meet these demands through 10Gb Ethernet converged networks and 16Gb Fibre Channel.  

Shawn Fitzgerald, senior content development manager, will lend his expertise in his presentation, "Advances in I/O Utilization—Getting to SR-IOV," on Thursday, April 5 at 11:15 a.m. Through real-world cases, Fitzgerald will illustrate how to use SR-IOV to improve application performance and bandwidth efficiency.  

WHEN:   April 2-5, 2012

WHERE: Storage Networking World                  Omni Dallas Hotel                  Dallas, Texas

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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.

Disclaimer – Forward-looking Statements

This press release contains statements relating to future results of the company (including certain beliefs and projections regarding business and market 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: unfavorable economic conditions; 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; 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; the company's ability to compete effectively with other companies; the complexity of the company's products; declining average unit sales prices of comparable products; 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; the ability to attract and retain key personnel; sales fluctuations arising from customer transitions to new products; seasonal fluctuations and uneven sales patterns in orders from customers; a reduction in sales efforts by current distributors; changes in the company's tax provisions or adverse outcomes resulting from examination of its income tax returns; international economic, currency, regulatory, political and other risks; facilities of the company and its suppliers and customers are located in areas subject to natural disasters; the ability to protect proprietary rights; the ability to satisfactorily resolve any infringement claims; uncertain benefits from strategic business combinations; declines in the market value of the company's marketable securities; environmental compliance costs; changes in regulations or standards regarding energy use of the company's products; difficulties in transitioning to smaller geometry process technologies; the use of "open source" software in the company's products; and computer viruses and other tampering with the company's computer systems.

More detailed information on these and additional factors which could affect the company's operating and financial results are described in the company's Forms 10-K, 10-Q and other reports filed, or to be filed, with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The company urges all interested parties to read these reports to gain a better understanding of the business and other risks that the company faces. The forward-looking statements contained in this press release are made only as of the date hereof, and the company does not intend to update or revise these forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

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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
QLogic Corp.