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Compliance with ISO 9001 International Standard Demonstrates
Centillium's Commitment to Quality Assurance

FREMONT, Calif., January 8, 2001- Centillium Communications, Inc. (Nasdaq: CTLM), innovator of broadband communications technology, today announced that it has received ISO 9001 certification, demonstrating its compliance with the leading international standard for quality assurance in design, development, production, installation and servicing of a quality system.

"Achieving ISO 9001 certification is a huge step forward for Centillium and affirms our commitment to quality," said William Mackenzie, Centillium's Vice President of Operations. "We are very proud of the Centillium team who have worked closely with TUV's auditors to achieve full compliance within an unusually short period of time-just 7 months from application to certification-instead of the more typical 12-18 months. It's a testament to our commitment to quality. The ISO 9001 certification gives our customers the added assurance that we will deliver on our promises. We will continue to work closely with TUV to ensure that we are living up to the highest quality management and assurance standards."

TUV America Company-one of North America's leading registrars of ISO compliance-issued the ISO 9001 registration certificate to Centillium. TUV America is accredited by America National Standards Institute - Registrar Accreditation Board (ANSI-RAB) in the United States, and is a division of TUV Suddeutschland of Germany, which is one of the world's largest registrars operating in over 30 countries with over 110 offices.

The ISO 9001 standard is the most comprehensive quality management and assurance standard of the family of ISO 9000 standards. It is based upon the application of twenty system elements detailing the Quality System requirements for an organization that is responsible for product design. The elements of ISO 9001 include: Management Responsibility; Quality System; Contract Review; Design Control; Document and Data Control; Purchasing; Control of Customer Supplied Product; Product Identification and Traceability; Process Control; Inspection and Testing; Control of Inspection, Measuring and Test Equipment; Inspection and Test Status; Control of Nonconforming Product; Corrective and Preventive Action; Handling, Storage, Packaging, Preservation and Delivery; Control of Quality Records; Internal Quality Audits; Training; Servicing; and Statistical Techniques.

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, DLC line cards, and customer premise equipment for Digital Subscriber Line (DSL), home networking and Voice-over-Packet. Centillium Communications, Inc. is located at 47211 Lakeview Blvd., Fremont, CA 94538. Additional information is available at


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