Monday, January 23, 2012

QLogic announces definitive agreement to sell InfiniBand assets for $125 million

ALISO VIEJO, USA: QLogic Corp., a leading supplier of high performance network infrastructure solutions, announced a definitive agreement to sell the product lines and certain assets associated with its InfiniBand business to Intel Corp. for $125 million in cash. The sale is expected to close within this quarter, following the satisfaction of regulatory requirements and other customary closing conditions.

“The sale of these InfiniBand assets will benefit our shareholders by enabling us to provide better focus and greater investment in growth opportunities for the data center with our converged networking, enterprise Ethernet, and storage area networking products. After the sale, our cash position will be further strengthened and we expect the impact on earnings per share to be neutral,” said Simon Biddiscombe, president and CEO, QLogic. “In addition, the sale of these assets to a leading technology innovator and recognized HPC leader will provide a greater investment stream in high performance fabrics for InfiniBand partners and customers.”

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