QLogic Taps Agile 9.2 to Manage Environmental and Regulatory Compliance Requirements

Global Storage Networking Supplier Selects Agile 9.2 PLM to Drive Compliance with WEEE and RoHS Directives

SAN JOSE, Calif., April 30 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Agile Software Corporation (NASDAQ: AGIL), a leading provider of product lifecycle management (PLM) solutions, today announced that QLogic has migrated to Agile 9.2 PLM, to take advantage of the solution's expanded version of Agile Product Governance and Compliance (PG&C) to manage product and program compliance against standards and regulatory requirements. QLogic is the leader in Fibre Channel host bus adapters (HBAs), stackable switches and blade server switches, whose products are the backbone of storage networks for most Global 2000 corporations. Agile 9.2 is the next generation release of the Agile 9 platform that enables leading organizations to manage their enterprise product record throughout the product lifecycle -- from design to new product introduction to ramp to volume and end of life.

"Agile's expertise in the electronics and high-tech industry is a great advantage to us as we continue to navigate the ever-changing and increasingly complex realm of environmental regulations," said Dominic Cortella, director, reliability and quality assurance, QLogic. "Agile Product Governance and Compliance provides us with the ability to determine product compliance faster, provide certificates of compliance to customers and make alternate source decisions more rapidly."

QLogic's products are delivered to small, medium and large enterprises around the world, powering solutions from leading companies like Cisco, Dell, EMC, HP, IBM, NEC, Network Appliance and Sun Microsystems. Sold directly to OEMs and through QLogic-authorized distributors and resellers, QLogic customers rely on the company's SAN infrastructure technology to deliver storage solutions to IT professionals in virtually every business sector. Agile Software will assist QLogic's efforts to ensure compliance with environmental regulations such as the European Union's Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) regulation and Waste of Electronic and Electrical Equipment (WEEE) directive. The ability of Agile PG&C to track and demonstrate varying degrees of compliance requirements early in the product lifecycle will provide QLogic critical information for designing and manufacturing its products, as well as supporting its customers in their compliance efforts.

"Electronics manufacturers like QLogic continue to face competitive markets around the globe that require high tech companies to relentlessly accelerate innovation, reduce costs and improve quality. New environmental regulations only compound this challenge," said Jay Fulcher, Agile president and CEO. "Agile 9.2 enables companies such as QLogic to improve product profitability, gain greater product insight and control, and manage environmental compliance throughout the product lifecycle."

About Agile Software Corporation

Agile Software Corporation (NASDAQ: AGIL) helps companies drive profits, accelerate innovation, improve quality, enable globalization and ensure regulatory compliance throughout the product lifecycle. With a broad suite of enterprise class PLM solutions and time-to-value focused implementations, Agile helps companies get the most from their products. 3COM, Acer, Bayer, Broadcom, CooperVision, Dell Inc., Flextronics International, Foxconn, GE Medical Systems, Harris, Heinz, Johnson & Johnson, Johnson Diversey, Lockheed Martin, McAfee, McDonald's, Micron, Philips, QUALCOMM, Sharp, Shell, Siemens and ZF are among the over 11,000 customers in the automotive, aerospace and defense, consumer packaged goods, electronics, high tech, industrial products, and life sciences industries that have licensed Agile solutions. For more information, call 408-284-4000 or visit http://www.agile.com.

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