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QLogic Maintains Double Digit Lead in Fibre Channel Adapter Market

QLogic Maintains Double Digit Lead in Fibre Channel Adapter Market

Latest Reports From Dell'Oro Group and Crehan Research Show Company is Number
One for Ninth Consecutive Year

ALISO VIEJO, Calif., Feb. 11, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- QLogic (Nasdaq:QLGC),
the market share leader in Fibre Channel adapters, today announced that the
company led the Fibre Channel adapter market for the ninth consecutive year,
according to new data from the Dell'Oro Group Q4 2012 SAN Report and the
Crehan Research Q4 2012 Quarterly Market Share Report. QLogic held a total
revenue share of 53.4 percent according to Dell'Oro Group and 52 percent share
according to Crehan Research. Both firms showed QLogic held a lead of more
than 11.4 percentage points over its nearest rival.

"These latest Fibre Channel adapter market share reports confirm that
customers continue to demand the QLogic brand for their storage networks,"
said Amit Vashi, vice president of marketing, Host Solutions Group, QLogic.
"Several tier-1 OEMs have been shipping our 16Gb Fibre Channel FlexSuite
adapters since 2012 and we expect to strengthen our position as the clear
leader in Fibre Channel adapters in 2013. Our 16Gb adapter hardware can also
support 10Gb Ethernet and provide unparalleled performance and flexibility for
virtualized data centers."

QLogic—the Market Leader

QLogic market share leadership is driven by IT professionals in Global 2000
corporate data centers where virtualization-dominated IT landscapes and
enterprise I/O performance is crucial. 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.

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QLogic—the Ultimate in Performance

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 and
market 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,
currency, 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, acquisitions and divestitures; declines in the market value of
the company's marketable securities; changes in and compliance with
regulations; difficulties in transitioning to smaller geometry process
technologies; the use of "open source" software in the company's products; and
security system risks, data protection breaches and cyber-attacks.

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:
         Steve Sturgeon
         QLogic Corporation
         858.472.5669
         steve.sturgeon@qlogic.com
        
         Investor Contact:
         Jean Hu
         QLogic Corporation
         949.389.7579
         jean.hu@qlogic.com
 
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