updated 3/31/2011 8:16:24 AM ET 2011-03-31T12:16:24

ADVISORY, March 31, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) --

WHO:       QLogic Corp. (Nasdaq:QLGC), a leading supplier of high performance network infrastructure solutions.

WHAT:     QLogic will showcase the industry's only third generation 10GbE converged network adapter (3GCNA) with concurrent multiprotocol support, including TCP/IP, FCoE, and iSCSI on the same hardware. With its unique ConvergeFlex™, VMflex™ and SecureFlex™ features, QLogic® 3GCNA adapters are designed to excel in cloud computing and virtualized data center environments. Show attendees can see why so many customers trust QLogic 3GCNA and 8Gb Fibre Channel products by visiting the Unified Storage Infrastructure Hands on Lab as well as the QLogic, Oracle and FCIA exhibits.

QLogic executives will be featured in compelling panel discussions, both moderated by David Vellante, CEO and founder, Wikibon Project, on Wednesday, April 6.

  • Rob Davis, vice president and CTO, QLogic, will lend his industry expertise to the Fibre Channel Industry Association's panel discussion, "Kick-Butt Advancements in Fibre Channel and FCoE," at 2:10 p.m.
  • Satish Lakshmanan, senior director of product marketing, Host Solutions Group, QLogic, will be featured on the panel session, "Converged Networks: Here Today – Here to Stay," along with representatives from NetApp and Payformance, the leading provider of healthcare payment solutions at 11:40 a.m.
  • Payformance vice president of IT, Jason Beckham, will also be presenting a user case study, "Solving Infrastructure Complexities with the Flexibility of a Converged Network," on Wednesday, April 6 at 10:45 a.m.
WHEN: April 4-7, 2011
   
WHERE: Storage Networking World
  QLogic Exhibit Number 514
  Hyatt Regency Silicon Valley/Santa Clara Convention Center
  Santa Clara, California

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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 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: declines in information technology spending levels; 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; 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 small 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; 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; declines in the market value of the company's investment securities; the complexity of the company's products; sales fluctuations arising from customer transitions to new products; changes in the company's tax provisions or adverse outcomes resulting from examination of its income tax returns; 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; the use of "open source" software in the company's products; changes in regulations or standards regarding energy use of the company's products; 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.

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.

QLogic and the QLogic logo are registered trademarks of QLogic Corporation. Other trademarks and registered trademarks are the property of the companies with which they are associated.

CONTACT: Media Contact:
         Sonal Dave
         QLogic Corporation
         949.533.1655
         sonal.dave@qlogic.com
         
         Investor Contact:
         Doug Naylor
         QLogic Corporation
         949.389.7525
         doug.naylor@qlogic.com

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