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Emulex drives 4 Gb/s adoption


• Design wins with all major server and storage vendors provide key benefits for end-users

July 17, 2006 — Emulex Corporation (NYSE:ELX), the most trusted name in storage networking connectivity, today announces it has reached over 80 OEM design wins for its 4 Gb/s fibre channel technology solutions. Emulex 4 Gb/s design wins in 2006 include projects with HP, Sun, EMC and NetApp and most recently, a partnership with IBM to incorporate Emulex LightPulse LP1105-BC dual-channel HBAs into the IBM BladeCenter.

Collaboration with server and storage vendors enable businesses to fully leverage Emulex HBAs, increasing performance by up to 40 per cent, and enhancing availability for the efficient transfer of critical data.

Alan Wallman, EMEA VP at Emulex said: “We are now working with 100 per cent of server and storage vendors to deploy fully supported 4Gb/s SAN connectivity solutions and are delighted to see the tremendous growth surrounding 4 Gb/s penetration into the marketplace. Driven by the ever-increasing demand of enterprise applications, we see the 4 Gb/s market continuing to increase and look forward to further partnerships that will enable end-users to get the most out of fibre channel technology.”

Since pioneering 4 Gb/s technology in 2005, with a first to market design win for HP and the 4Gb/s PCI Express HBAs, and a Bull win with CEA to develop the largest supercomputer in Europe (several hundred- 4 Gb/s Emulex HBAs), Emulex continues to drive fibre channel availability and predicts the adoption of 8Gb/s as early as 2008.

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About Emulex
Emulex Corporation is the most trusted name in storage networking connectivity and a leading provider of critical building blocks for intelligent data center infrastructure solutions. The world’s leading server and storage providers rely on Emulex award-winning HBAs, embedded storage switching, intelligent storage platforms and I/O controller products to build reliable, scalable and high performance storage and server solutions. Emulex ranked number 19 in the Deloitte 2005 Technology Fast 50 and is listed on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE:ELX).  Corporate headquarters are located in Costa Mesa, California. News releases and other information about Emulex Corporation are available at

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“Safe Harbor” Statement under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995: With the exception of historical information, the statements set forth above include forward-looking statements that involve risk and uncertainties. The company wishes to caution readers that a number of important factors could cause actual results to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements. Those factors include the rapidly changing nature of technology, evolving industry standards and frequent introductions of new products and enhancements by competitors; fluctuation in the growth of Fibre Channel and IP markets; changes in economic conditions or changes in end-user demand for technology solutions; fluctuations or delays in customer orders; the highly competitive nature of the markets for Emulex’s products; Emulex’s ability to gain market acceptance for its products; the company’s ability to attract and retain skilled personnel; the company’s reliance on third-party suppliers. These and other factors which could cause actual results to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements are also discussed in the company’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including its recent filings on Forms 8-K, 10-K and 10-Q. All trademarks, trade names, service marks, and logos referenced herein belong to their respective companies.