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QLogic Adds Switches

ALISO VIEJO, Calif. -- QLogic Corp.
(Nasdaq:QLGC), the leader in Fibre Channel host bus adapters (HBAs),
stackable switches and blade server switches, today announced that its
enterprise class SANbox(r) 9000 Series Fibre Channel director switches
are now available from Hitachi Data Systems, a wholly owned subsidiary
of Hitachi, Ltd. (NYSE:HIT), and authorized Hitachi Data Systems
resellers. The SANbox 9000 Series is a new class of director switch
that takes less rack space, power and cooling than any other director
switch available today, all at a fraction of the cost.

With the addition of the SANbox 9000 director, which has completed
rigorous qualification testing with a suite of Hitachi Data Systems
enterprise and mid-range storage systems, Hitachi Data Systems now
offers the complete QLogic(r) Fibre Channel switch portfolio which
includes the SANbox 1400 and 5600 Series.

"The Hitachi Data Systems tradition of empowering its customers with
the ability to implement best-of-breed storage networking solutions
continues with the availability of SANbox 9000 director switches to its
global base of enterprise customers," said Jesse Parker, vice president
and general manager, QLogic Network Solutions Group. "QLogic has raised
the bar for director switches with the SANbox 9000, delivering
unsurpassed ease-of-use and greater price-per-port value than any
competitive offering."

QLogic Corp.