QLogic is Fibre Channel HBA Market Share Leader for Fourth Consecutive Year, Widening...
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QLogic is Fibre Channel HBA Market Share Leader for Fourth Consecutive Year, Widening Overall Share Lead in 2007 ALISO VIEJO, Calif., Feb. 12, 2008 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- QLogic Corp. (Nasdaq:QLGC), a leader in networking for storage and high performance computing (HPC), today announced that QLogic ranked number one in overall Fibre Channel host bus adapter (HBA) market share for the fourth consecutive year, widening its overall market lead, according to the Dell'Oro Group Q4 2007 SAN Report. In the last calendar quarter 2007, Dell'Oro reports that QLogic achieved all-time highs of 49.9 percent revenue market share and 52.4 percent port market share and for 2007, set an industry record by shipping more than 1.4 million ports in one year. On a sequential quarter basis, QLogic gained 1.5 share points in overall HBA revenue market share and set an industry record by shipping more than 400,000 Fibre Channel ports in one quarter. "Blade servers and server virtualization are sweeping the data center, driving the strong demand for Fibre Channel and high performance networking solutions," said Amit Vashi, vice president of marketing, QLogic Host Solutions Group. "Four consecutive years of leading the HBA market is tangible proof that our technological leadership and product capabilities are meeting customers' needs and solving real world problems." QLogic: The Fibre Channel HBA of Choice in the Enterprise QLogic market share leadership is driven by IT professionals in Global 2000 corporate datacenters that are deploying Fibre Channel HBAs. HBAs from QLogic offer a suite of technology advancements that help storage administrators in large enterprises ensure complete business continuity, maintain application performance and cost-effectively scale their networks. About QLogic QLogic is a leading supplier of high performance storage networking solutions, which include the controller chips, host adapters and fabric switches that are the backbone of storage networks for most Global 2000 corporations. The company delivers a broad and diverse portfolio of products that includes Fibre Channel HBAs, blade server embedded Fibre Channel switches, Fibre Channel stackable switches, iSCSI HBAs and iSCSI routers. The company is also a leading supplier of InfiniBand switches and InfiniBand host channel adapters for the emerging high performance computing market. QLogic products are delivered to small-to-medium businesses and large enterprises around the world via its channel partner community. QLogic products are also powering solutions from leading companies like Cisco, Dell, EMC, Hitachi Data Systems, HP, IBM, Network Appliance and Sun Microsystems. QLogic is a member of the S&P 500 Index. 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The company advises readers that these potential risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to: potential fluctuations in operating results; gross margins that may vary over time; revenues may be affected by changes in IT spending levels; the stock price of the company may be volatile; the company's dependence on the storage area network market; potential adverse effects of server virtualization technology on the company's business; potential adverse effects of increased market acceptance of blade servers; the ability to maintain and gain market or industry acceptance of the company's products; the company's dependence on a limited number of customers; seasonal fluctuations and uneven sales patterns in orders from customers; the company's ability to compete effectively with other companies; declining average unit sales prices of comparable products; a reduction in sales efforts by current distributors; dependence on sole source and limited source suppliers; the company's dependence on relationships with certain silicon chip suppliers; the complexity of the company's products; sales fluctuations arising from customer transitions to new products; environmental compliance costs; international economic, regulatory, political and other risks; uncertain benefits from strategic business combinations; the ability to attract and retain key personnel; difficulties in transitioning to smaller geometry process technologies; the ability to protect proprietary rights; the ability to satisfactorily resolve any infringement claims; reliance on third party technology; the use of "open source" software in our products; changes in our tax provisions or adverse outcomes resulting from examination of our income tax returns; computer viruses and other tampering with the company's computer systems; and facilities of the company and its suppliers and customers are located in areas subject to natural disasters. 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