Centillium Communications Partners With Sumitomo Electric

 Industries to Bring SecureDSL to Japan  
Business Editors/High-Tech Writers  
FREMONT, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--April 22, 2002--  
Sumitomo Electric to Utilize Centillium's Innovative Palladia(TM)  
Router Chipset in Its MegaBit Gear Customer Premises Equipment  
Centillium Communications, Inc. (Nasdaq:CTLM), innovator of 
broadband communications technology, today announced a partnership 
with Sumitomo Electric Industries (SEI) to provide SecureDSL 
technology to carriers in Japan. SEI will integrate Centillium's 
Palladia Router chipset technology into its MegaBit Gear series of DSL 
modems. This combination of products will enable carriers in Japan to 
offer DSL, security and home networking to consumers through a single 
piece of customer premises equipment (CPE).  
Centillium's Palladia SecureDSL family provides a range of 
products for the home networking market from entry-level bridge/router 
technology to DSL routers with wireless capability and security 
functions. The Palladia Router chipset's revolutionary design 
integrates Centillium's market proven Asymmetric DSL (ADSL) physical 
layer with a high performance network processor and an Ethernet 
interface into an integrated two-chip product.  
SEI's MegaBit Gear equipment is the most widely deployed ADSL 
equipment in Japan's broadband access networks. SEI will continue to 
enhance the capabilities of its MegaBit Gear product line by using 
Centillium's Palladia Router chipset. "Consumers in Japan's broadband 
communications market are seeking value added services such as 
security and home networking in their DSL access equipment," said 
Yoshikazu Nishiwaki, general manager, sales and marketing, Network 
Systems Division, Sumitomo Electric Industries. "With the Palladia 
chipset's scaleable architecture, we are able to offer a range of 
premises networking technology from bridge and router products to 
innovative SecureDSL home networking equipment."  
"Centillium is highly committed to working with SEI to bring DSL 
to the masses in Japan," said Dori Braun, vice president of marketing, 
Access Business Unit for Centillium Communications. "By utilizing 
SEI's industry leading MegaBit Gear for CPE with the Palladia chipset, 
carriers are now able to offer a secure, integrated, easy-to-use home 
networking product to the consumer market."  
About Sumitomo Electric Industries  
With offices located around the globe, SEI is recognized as one of 
the pioneers in xDSL technology development. In early 1995, SEI 
commenced R&D activities on xDSL equipment ahead of any other Japanese 
company and in December 1997 began shipping the first Japanese 
produced in-house ADSL equipment for wide-area LANs. With its early 
entry into market, the company has been able to accumulate a wealth of 
technology and deployment experience. SEI's xDSL products, including 
the current models (MegaBit Gear CU/2, and CU/3 and CU4000 Series), 
have been widely adopted by various telecommunications companies in 
Japan and abroad. To date SEI has shipped over 1,000,000 lines worth 
of xDSL equipment, thereby earning itself the top spot among Japanese 
manufacturers.  
About Centillium Communications  
Centillium Communications, Inc. combines technical innovation and 
customer commitment to make broadband communications -- in business 
and at home -- a practical reality. The Company designs and markets 
communications chipsets for Digital Subscriber Line (DSL) central 
office and customer premises equipment and for carrier- and 
enterprise-class Voice over Packet (VoP) gateways and switches. 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, which can be viewed at the 
Securities and Exchange Commission's website at www.sec.gov.  
Note to Editors: Centillium Communications, Palladia, and the 
Centillium Logo are trademarks of Centillium Communications. Copyright 
2002 Centillium Communications, Inc. All rights reserved. All other 
products or service names mentioned herein are the property of their 
respective owners. 
 
 
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