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News Release

QLogic Achieves 10th Consecutive Year of Fibre Channel Leadership

Latest Reports from Dell'Oro Group and Crehan Research Confirm Year-over-Year Market Share Gain
Released: 12th February 2014
Publisher: QLogic Corp

FRIMLEY, Surrey,February 12, 2014 – Reinforcing its position as the undisputed leader in Fibre Channel adapters, QLogic (Nasdaq: QLGC), today announced its 10th consecutive year of Fibre Channel adapter market share leadership, as confirmed by recent market share reports from the Dell’Oro Group1 and Crehan Research.2 In calendar year 2013, QLogic held a total revenue share of 54.1 percent according to Dell'Oro Group and 53.1 percent according to Crehan Research. Both sources confirm that QLogic led its nearest competitor by more than 12 percentage points in calendar year 2013. QLogic was the only company to show year-over-year market share gain in both of the reports. In the developing 16Gb Gen 5 Fibre Channel adapter market, QLogic gained more than 17 percentage points in market share from calendar year 2012 to 2013.  

“In our 20th year as a publicly traded company on the Nasdaq, QLogic has shipped more than 15 million Fibre Channel ports and maintained our market dominance for the last 10 years,” said Amit Vashi, vice president of products, technology and planning, QLogic. “All of these milestones illustrate the dedication of QLogic employees to delivering superior technology for OEMs, channel partners and end-users. Demand for Fibre Channel as the storage networking technology of choice remains strong, and customers choose the QLogic brand because it represents the reliability, performance and innovation they require in order to achieve success.”

Award-winningQLogic® FlexSuiteTM 2600 Series Gen 5 solutions, available from leading server and storage OEMs such as Dell, Dot Hill, EMC, Fujitsu, HP, Huawei and IBM, are designed to deliver the performance and reliability that have made QLogic the leader in Fibre Channel adapters for 10 consecutive years. QLogic market share leadership is driven by IT professionals in Global 2000 corporate data centers where virtualisation-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.

Why QLogic?

The most advanced networks demand sophisticated capabilities, and for 20 years QLogic has consistently delivered performance, innovation, flexibility, reliability and control for these environments. Breakthrough application performance gives customers faster time-to-data. Innovation delivers new capabilities, greater efficiency and maximum performance. Unprecedented flexibility connects mission-critical applications to any storage network. Reliability is backed by the highest mean-time-between-failure and the industry’s only five-year warranties, and robust infrastructure management capabilities put network controls in the hands of customers.

1Dell'Oro Group Q4 2013 SAN Report

2Crehan Research Q4 2013 Quarterly Market Share Report

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QLogic – the Ultimate in Performance
QLogic (Nasdaq:QLGC) is a global leader and technology innovator in high performance server and storage networking connectivity products. Leading OEMs and channel partners worldwide rely on QLogic for their server and storage 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 ability to attract and retain key personnel; 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; 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; system security risks, data protection breaches and cyber-attacks; and the company’s ability to borrow under its credit agreement is subject to certain covenants.

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.

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

Local Agency Contact:

Sharon Munday            
On Your Case Ltd                                                                              
+44 7787 566382

sharon@onyourcase.co.uk

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