updated 5/10/2011 8:16:03 AM ET 2011-05-10T12:16:03

ALISO VIEJO, Calif., May 10, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- QLogic Corp. (Nasdaq:QLGC), a leading supplier of high performance network infrastructure solutions, today announced the appointment of Rob Crawford to the position of senior vice president of worldwide sales, effective immediately.

Crawford has more than 20 years of sales leadership experience in the server and storage industries and joins QLogic following significant roles as vice president of worldwide OEM, channel and inside sales while at Quantum Corporation. Earlier in his career, Crawford held other senior sales, account and product management executive positions at ADIC, Dell and Compaq.

"We are very pleased to have Rob join QLogic as our senior vice president of worldwide sales," said Simon Biddiscombe, president and chief executive officer, QLogic. "He brings a wealth of sales leadership experience in support of our go-to-market strategy and will be an excellent addition to our executive team."

"With an impressive portfolio of Fibre Channel, InfiniBand and 10GbE networking solutions, QLogic is well-positioned to address a broad range of high performance networking requirements," said Crawford. "I am excited about joining QLogic and leading the sales team as the company continues to execute on its many future growth opportunities."

Crawford will report directly to Biddiscombe in his new role.

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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: 
          Jean Hu       
          QLogic Corporation
          949-389-7579
          jean.hu@qlogic.com

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