updated 6/13/2011 8:16:57 AM ET 2011-06-13T12:16:57

ALISO VIEJO, Calif., June 13, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- QLogic Corp. (Nasdaq:QLGC), a leading supplier of high performance network infrastructure solutions, today announced that its QLogic® 2500 Series 8Gb Fibre Channel adapters were key configuration components utilized by the Texas Memory Systems RamSan-630 Flash solid state storage (SSS) system, which achieved a world record for high-transaction processing performance as reported by the Storage Performance Council (SPC).

The ten QLogic 2500 Series 8Gb Fibre Channel adapters, included in the Texas Memory Systems RamSan-630 rack-mounted SLC NAND Flash SPC-1 benchmark configuration, were key contributors in producing the fastest SPC-1 IOPS solution to date1. SPC-1 results provide a source of comparative storage performance information that is objective, relevant, and verifiable. The SPC-1 benchmark consists of a workload designed to demonstrate the performance of a storage subsystem while performing the typical functions of business-critical applications such as online transaction processing (OLTP), database operations, and mail server implementations.

"The superior performance of our 2500 Series 8Gb Fibre Channel adapters provides customers with a competitive advantage," said Amit Vashi, vice president of marketing, Host Solutions Group, QLogic. "This SPC-1 world record is validation of how well QLogic 8Gb Fibre Channel adapters handle online transactions and other business-critical applications. With superior real-world application performance, QLogic 8Gb Fibre Channel adapters are optimized for today's virtualized data centers and cloud computing environments."

"QLogic is a longstanding, key technology partner for Texas Memory Systems, providing extremely high-performing adapters that allow us to deliver maximum IOPS to our customers even in the most-demanding environments," said Dan Scheel, president of Texas Memory Systems. "We were able to retain our title as The World's Fastest Storage® by partnering with QLogic. The commitment to excellence we share ensures that customers are able to maximize performance while minimizing costs."

QLogic 2500 Series 8Gb Fibre Channel adapters are the highest-performing adapters in QLogic's industry-leading Fibre Channel technology portfolio. 2500 Series adapters not only meet the needs of today's demanding data center requirements by providing power and virtualization optimization, but also offer investment protection by being backward-compatible with previous-generation 4Gb and 2Gb technology.

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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 .

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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: 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, 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 investment 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.

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.

SPC, SPC-1, and SPC-1 IOPS are trademarks or registered trademarks of the Storage Performance Council (SPC).

1400,503.26 SPC-1 IOPS, A00105 Texas Memory Systems RamSan-630 as of May 10, 2011, http://www.storageperformance.org/results/benchmark_results_spc1#a00105

Texas Memory Systems, The World's Fastest Storage, and RamSan are trademarks or registered trademarks of Texas Memory Systems, Inc.

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         QLogic Corporation
         949.389.7579
         jean.hu@qlogic.com

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