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Laurie Falconer  
Centillium Communications, Inc.  
(510) 771-3647  
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Johnson Tsai Joins Centillium As New Sales Director for Greater China Broadband Communications Market

FREMONT, Calif., September 10, 2001 - Centillium Communications, Inc. [NASDAQ: CTLM], innovator of broadband communications technology, today announces that Johnson Tsai has joined the company as sales director for greater China. Prior to joining Centillium Mr. Tsai spent 14 years as a sales director in China for Texas Instruments.

Mr. Tsai, who will oversee the broadband communications markets in China, brings a wealth of experience to Centillium. His leadership, customer focus and technology awareness are valuable assets for our customers and partners in this region.

"We are very excited to have Johnson Tsai join the Centillium sales team," stated Jon Sherburne, vice president of worldwide sales for Centillium Communications. "Johnson is a key player and one of the supporting factors enabling Centillium's expansion into China's broadband communications market."

About Johnson Tsai
Johnson Tsai has over 14 years of experience supporting networking technology for Asian markets. Prior to joining Centillium, Mr. Tsai was a sales director for Texas Instruments, responsible for the business of DSP equipment solutions and broadband communications such as xDSL, Cable Modem, VoIP, DSP, MP3, DSC, Netcam, and home wireless technologies. Johnson holds an MSEE from Taiwan National Ocean 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

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


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