QLogic Executive to Present at Lehman Brothers Global Storage Conference

Aliso Viejo, California, UNITED STATES


ALISO VIEJO, Calif., December 11, 2003 (PRIMEZONE) -- QLogic Corp. (Nasdaq:QLGC), the company that powers storage area networks (SANs), today announced that HK Desai, president, chairman and CEO, will be presenting at the Lehman Brothers Global Storage Conference held at the Sheraton New York Hotel and Towers on Monday, December 15. The presentation, expected to begin at 10:15 a.m. Eastern Time, will also be available through live and archived webcast via the QLogic website at http://www.qlogic.com/company/investor_relations.asp.

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Since 1993, over 50 million QLogic products have shipped inside servers, workstations, RAID subsystems, tape libraries, disk and tape drives. These products were delivered to small, medium and large enterprises around the world. Powering solutions from leading companies like Cisco, Dell, EMC, Fujitsu, Hitachi, HP, IBM, Network Appliance, Quantum, StorageTek and Sun Microsystems, the broad line of QLogic controller chips, host bus adapters, network switches and management software move data from storage devices through the network fabric to servers. A member of the S&P 500 and NASDAQ 100, QLogic was recently named to Fortune's 100 Fastest Growing Companies list for the fourth consecutive year and was named to Business Week's list of 100 Hot Growth Companies for 2003. In addition, QLogic was named to Forbes' Best 200 Small Companies for the fifth consecutive year during fiscal year 2004. For more information visit www.qlogic.com.

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