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QLogic Names Milind Karnik Senior Vice President of Global Engineering

ALISO VIEJO, Calif., Oct. 6, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- QLogic Corp. (Nasdaq:QLGC), a leading supplier of high performance network infrastructure solutions, today announced the appointment of Milind Karnik to the position of senior vice president of global engineering, effective immediately.

Karnik has more than 28 years of executive leadership experience in the server and storage industries and joins QLogic following key roles as senior vice president of worldwide engineering at LSI's Enterprise Storage Group and Silicon R&D division, vice president of product test at Dell and general manager of the platform validation and engineering group at Intel. Karnik has a Master's and a Bachelor's degree in Computer Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin and holds several patents in the area of computer architecture.

"We are extremely pleased to have Milind join QLogic as our senior vice president of global engineering," said Prasad Rampalli, president and chief executive officer, QLogic. "He brings a unique set of technical leadership and management experience that will enhance our executive team."

"QLogic's cutting edge technology in both its Fibre Channel and Ethernet products provides high-performance, scalability and efficiency for servers and storage leveraging the new Intel Xeon E5-2600 v3 processors," said Karnik. "I am excited about joining QLogic and leading the global engineering team as the company capitalizes on the growth opportunities with the Grantley server refresh cycle underway."

Karnik will report directly to Rampalli in his new role.

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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.

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