Centillium Japan; Hideo Takahashi Joins Centillium as
New President of Centillium Japan
Business Editors/High-Tech Writers
FREMONT, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan. 7, 2002--Centillium
Communications, Inc. (Nasdaq:CTLM), innovator of broadband
communications technology, today announces that Hideo Takahashi has
joined the company as president for Centillium Japan. Prior to joining
Centillium, Takahashi spent more than 25 years at Sumitomo
Electric Industries, most recently as General Manager for the
broadband access business unit.
Takahashi will oversee Centillium Japan's operations,
marketing, sales and strategic planning. He will be located at
Centillium Japan's office in Shiba Park, Tokyo.
"Takahashi's vision and strategic view positioned Sumitomo as
one of the leading suppliers of broadband communications equipment in
Japan," stated Faraj Aalaei, CEO of Centillium Communications, Inc. "I
am delighted to have an industry veteran such as Takahashi join
the Centillium team. This appointment is further indication of
Centillium's commitment to the communications market in Japan."
About Hideo Takahashi
Takahashi is a veteran of the broadband industry with more than 25
years of experience working at Sumitomo Electric's systems &
electronics division and has an excellent track record of success.
Takahashi holds a BSE from Kyoto University.
About Centillium Communications
Centillium Communications, Inc. is combining technical innovation
and customer commitment to make broadband communications a market
reality. Centillium consistently delivers value to its customers by
providing broadband networking systems for applications across all
market segments. The company designs and markets communications
chipset solutions for central office equipment, digital loop carrier
(DLC) line cards, and customer premise equipment for Digital
Subscriber Line (DSL), Voice over Packet (VoP) and Premise Networking.
The Centillium Communications headquarters are located at 47211
Lakeview Blvd., Fremont, CA 94538. Additional information is available
Forward Looking Statements
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the foregoing contains forward-looking statements that involve risks
and uncertainties. Actual results may differ materially from those
indicated by such forward-looking statements based on a variety of
risks and uncertainties, including the risks and uncertainties
relating to actual quantities and timing of any orders received under
any contract and the successful development and market acceptance of
Centillium's new products. The company assumes no obligation to update
these forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances
after the date hereof. Information about potential factors that could
affect Centillium's financial results is included in Centillium's most
recent Annual Report on Form 10-K, and in our most recent Form 10-Q,
which can be viewed at the Securities and Exchange Commission's
website at www.sec.gov.
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