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QLogic Broadens Market Reach of 10Gb Ethernet and Fibre Channel Solutions

ALISO VIEJO, Calif., May 26, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- QLogic Corp. (Nasdaq:QLGC), a leading supplier of high performance network infrastructure solutions, today announced an expanded distribution agreement with Arrow OEM Computing Solutions that provides integration, manufacturing, and supply chain management services to industrial OEMs and intellectual property-based companies. Under the terms of the agreement, Arrow will offer QLogic's complete portfolio of 10Gb Ethernet, Fibre Channel, and converged networking solutions throughout Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA).

"Arrow OEM Computing Solutions provides businesses with instant infrastructure and access to a dedicated team of experts who fully understand their needs and goals," said Franco Mezzullo, vice president, EMEA, QLogic. "This agreement expands our customer base and helps us accelerate market acceptance of our 10Gb Ethernet adapters, which have recently achieved the second largest market share in the world1. Together, QLogic and Arrow are making it easier for organizations throughout Europe, the Middle East and Africa to purchase and deploy networks based on QLogic's innovative 10Gb Ethernet adapters and converged networking adapters, as well as the leading brand in Fibre Channel adapters. This also provides us with an opportunity to further develop our embedded solutions business."

"This agreement strengthens our Fibre Channel offerings for storage networking and emphasizes our commitment to the growing 10Gb Ethernet and converged networking market," said Amir Mobayen, vice president and general manager, Arrow OEM Computing Solutions EMEA. "QLogic is the global market share leader in Fibre Channel adapters and offers a highly innovative portfolio of performance-driven 10Gb Ethernet intelligent Ethernet adapters and converged network adapters. These products will allow us to enhance our enterprise computing solutions for our commercial and industrial customers."

For pricing and further information on QLogic products, Arrow customers should contact their sales representative.

1Based on non-captive 10Gb Ethernet adapter revenue share as confirmed by data in Dell'Oro Group Q4 2014 Ethernet Market Share Report and Crehan Research Q4 2014 Quarterly Market Share Report.

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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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