QLogic Gains Year-Over-Year Market Share in Fibre Channel, FCoE and 10Gb Ethernet Adapters

/ Source: GlobeNewswire

ALISO VIEJO, Calif., Feb. 22, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- QLogic Corp. (Nasdaq:QLGC) today announced that the company gained revenue market share in Fibre Channel adapters, Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) converged networking adapters, and 10Gb Ethernet adapters in calendar year 2010 according to new reports from two leading industry research firms, Dell'Oro Group1 and Crehan Research2.

Both research firms show QLogic maintained its dominant number one position in Fibre Channel adapters, maintaining more than 54 percent of total revenue share, and leading its nearest competitor by more than 16 percentage points for the second year in a row. The data also shows QLogic took over the lead in the emerging FCoE adapter market, with more than 43 percent of the market, taking revenue market share directly from its nearest competitor and leading its rival by 13 percentage points. In the 10Gb Ethernet adapter space (excluding FCoE), both reports also show that QLogic gained revenue market share for calendar year 2010, which validates the continued momentum the company has gained since entering the 10Gb Ethernet adapter market.

"QLogic achieved its goal of gaining revenue market share in Fibre Channel, FCoE, and 10Gb Ethernet adapters in calendar 2010, according to both Dell'Oro Group and Crehan Research," said Amit Vashi, vice president of marketing, Host Solutions Group, QLogic. "Our leading market position is a result of leadership in engineering, performance, time-to-market and customer satisfaction. We expect these traits to continue to serve us well as we execute on customer demands and requirements in calendar 2011."

QLogic -- the Market Leader

QLogic market share leadership is driven by IT professionals in Global 2000 corporate data centers that are deploying QLogic network adapters. Fibre Channel adapters from QLogic offer a suite of technology advancements that enable storage administrators in large enterprises to ensure comprehensive business continuity, maintain application performance and cost-effectively scale their networks. The undisputed leader in both Fibre Channel and iSCSI adapters, QLogic has an unparalleled advantage in delivering converged networking technology. Based on QLogic's advanced Network Plus Architecture, QLogic converged network adapters are designed for next-generation, virtualized and unified data centers with powerful multi-processor, multi-core servers and are available in multiple form factors, including standard and mezzanine cards. QLogic converged network adapters are available from Cisco, Dell, EMC, HP, Hitachi Data Systems, IBM, NetApp, Oracle and solution providers worldwide.

1For additional information about the Dell'Oro Group's Q4 2010 reports, visit:

2For additional information about the Crehan Research Q4 2010 Server-class Adapter and LOM market share report, visit: .

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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 .

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