[Beowulf] Two announcements

Greg Lindahl lindahl at pathscale.com
Fri Feb 24 17:41:43 PST 2006

Some of you have noticed the happy news that PathScale has been
purchased by QLogic.

I'd also like to mention that we'll be showing our new PCI Express
InfiniPath card at the Intel Developer's Forum in 1.5 weeks. I know
not many Beowulf types attend IDF, but if you are, drop by and say

-- greg

Warning: Marketing-speak below:

Date: Mon, 20 Feb 2006 11:05:39 -0800
From: Len Rosenthal <lrosenthal at pathscale.com>
To: Newsletter at pathscale.com

To our PathScale User Community:

We are pleased to announce that PathScale has agreed to be acquired by
QLogic [NASDAQ: QLGC, www.qlogic.com], the leader in Fibre Channel host bus
adapters (HBAs), stackable switches and blade server switches for $109M.
The transaction is expected to close in April.

This exciting acquisition will bring substantial additional resources to
PathScale and help us accelerate our product plans.  It will also enable
PathScale to increase its sales and support resources to better service our
customers.  This transaction is consistent with QLogic's strategy to enter
complementary markets through acquisition or internal technology
development.  The acquisition of PathScale adds new and unique technology to
QLogic's expanding portfolio of solutions.

You can rest assured that both the PathScale InfiniPath InfiniBand Adapters
and the award winning EKOPath Compiler Suite product lines will be fully
maintained and enhanced.  Both product lines are strategically important to
QLogic as they each enable Linux applications to scale to unprecedented
performance levels and are both the premier high-performance products in
their respective markets.  Compilers, FC HBAs and IB adapters are also
primarily sold through computer system vendors and integrators, so the sales
channel synergies will be strong.

For the immediate future, there will be no changes in how you conduct
business with PathScale or with how you communicate with PathScale.

We will be sending you additional information about this acquisition once
the deal is finalized in April.  Right now we are remaining focused on
releasing the latest EKOPath Compilers (version 2.4) and the upcoming
InfiniPath PCI Express product, which we plan to publicly announce at the
Intel Developer's Forum in early March.

If you have any questions about PathScale products or the pending
acquisition by QLogic, please do not hesitate to contact your Sales Director
or me.

*	Eastern US Sales: Mike Riley, mriley at pathscale.com, 410-321-4411
*	Western US Sales: Dan Hatton, danh at pathscale.com, 214-956-0061
*	Europe/Pacific Sales: Hermann von Drateln, hermann at pathscale.com,


Len Rosenthal
VP of Marketing
PathScale, Inc.
2071 Stierlin Court
Mountain View, CA 94043
650-934-8090 (tel)
650-428-1969 (fax)
len at pathscale.com

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