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Former Maker and VLSI Executive Brings 20 Years Experience in Domestic and International Sales

FREMONT, Calif., September 21, 1999 -
Centillium Communications Corporation today announced that Jon Sherburne has joined the company as Vice President of Worldwide Sales effective September 13, 1999. Prior to joining Centillium, Sherburne was Vice President of Worldwide Sales at Maker Communications, Inc.

Sherburne will oversee Centillium's worldwide sales efforts, including marketplace development, strategic account growth, and distribution management. He will develop strategies for identifying, penetrating, and managing OEM and direct accounts. He will also grow Centillium's sales organization, expanding sales offices (in Europe, U.S., and Southeast Asia) and hiring and training key sales personnel. Sherburne will report directly to Centillium President and CEO A. Travis White.

"Jon has proven track record of winning designs with major data communications and telecommunications equipment vendors," said A. Travis White, President and CEO of Centillium. "With his wealth of experience in growing sales teams at young companies like Maker, as well as growing business at established companies like VLSI and AMD, we believe he will be instrumental in developing Centillium's sales group into a mature organization with a solid infrastructure."

Sherburne Brings Experience in Domestic and International Sales/Marketing
Jon Sherburne joins Centillium after spending the last two years with Maker Communications, a manufacturer of semiconductor ICs for communications equipment. At Maker, Sherburne won over 30 designs with major telecom/datacom companies, including 3Com, Alcatel, Ascend, Cisco, Lucent, Nortel, and Siemens. Prior to Maker, Sherburne spent nine years with VLSI Technology in various positions, including Director of Apple Worldwide Sales, Vice President of North American Computer and Government Sales and Technology Centers, and Vice President of Western U.S. Sales and Technology Centers. Prior to VLSI, Sherburne held various management and engineering positions at Advanced Micro Devices and Texas Instruments.

"It's always exciting to join a fast growing company like Centillium," said Sherburne. "Centillium is well positioned to benefit from the explosive growth of data communications and the Internet, and the company really understands the multifaceted challenges facing equipment manufacturers. I look forward to the challenge of building a sales organization that can take Centillium to the next level."

About Centillium Communications
Centillium Communications, Inc. is a communication solutions company dedicated to delivering high-speed Internet access to bandwidth-hungry businesses and consumers. The company designs and markets Digital Subscriber Line (DSL) chipset solutions for central office equipment, DLC line cards, and customer premises equipment. Centillium's chipset family is the industry's highest port density, lowest power dissipation solution available to networking equipment manufacturers today. Additional information is available at


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