QLogic is Fibre Channel HBA Market Share Leader for Fourth Consecutive Year, Widening...

Tue Feb 12, 2008 8:04am EST

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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.

Note: All QLogic-issued press releases appear on the company's website
(www.qlogic.com). Any announcement that does not appear on the QLogic website
has not been issued by QLogic.

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(including certain beliefs and projections regarding business trends) that are
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Reform Act of 1995. Such forward-looking statements are subject to risks and
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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
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and retain key personnel; difficulties in transitioning to smaller geometry
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