Centillium Communications Appoints Industry Veteran to Head

 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 
at www.centillium.com.  
Forward Looking Statements  
Except for historical information contained in this press release, 
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.  
Note to Editors: Centillium Communications and the Centillium logo 
are trademarks of Centillium Communications. All other products or 
service names mentioned herein are the property of their respective 
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