In addition, QLogic's board of directors has authorized a new program to repurchase up to $350 million of the Company's outstanding common stock over the next two years. This stock repurchase program follows the completion of previous stock repurchase programs in which the Company has repurchased $200 million of its common stock since January 2003.
"The sale of our hard disk drive controller and tape drive controller business will provide long-term career opportunities for our engineers and a long-term roadmap for our customers," said H.K. Desai, the Company's chairman, chief executive officer and president. "Most importantly, this sale will benefit our shareholders as it will enable us to focus on the higher growth SAN infrastructure component market."
A conference call to discuss the sale of the hard disk drive controller and tape drive controller business is scheduled for today at 3:00 p.m. Pacific Time (6:00 p.m. Eastern Time). H.K. Desai, chairman of the board, chief executive officer and president, and Tony Massetti, senior vice president and chief financial officer, will host the conference call. The call is being webcast live via the Internet at www.qlogic.com. Phone access to participate in the conference call is available at (719) 457-2728, passcode: 4049282.
A replay of the conference call will be available via webcast for 12 months on the Company's website at www.qlogic.com. An audio replay of the conference call will also be available through September 12, 2005 by calling (719) 457-0820, passcode: 4049282.
QLogic is the leading supplier of Fibre Channel host bus adapters (HBAs), blade server embedded Fibre Channel switches, Fibre Channel stackable switches and peripheral controllers. The Company is also a leading supplier of iSCSI HBAs. QLogic products are delivered to small, medium and large enterprises around the world, powering solutions from leading companies like Cisco, Dell, EMC, Fujitsu, Hitachi, HP, IBM, NEC, Network Appliance, Quantum, StorageTek and Sun Microsystems. QLogic is a member of the S&P 500 Index and NASDAQ 100 Index. For more information, visit www.qlogic.com.
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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 many 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 undertakes no obligation to update or revise these forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.
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