Laurie Falconer  
Centillium Communications, Inc.  
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USB ADSL Modems Available in Stores Now

FREMONT, Calif., September 24, 2001 - Centillium Communications, Inc. [Nasdaq: CTLM], innovator of broadband communications technology, today announced its joint effort with Logic Corporation, a leading telecommunications equipment provider in Japan, to supply Asymmetric Digital Subscriber Line (ADSL) Universal Serial Bus (USB) modems to Japanese retail outlets.

Centillium Communications' leadership role in the Japanese market has made ADSL modems available to consumers through local retail outlets. Service providers in Japan can now focus on speeding up marketing of ADSL service and other value added applications to consumers.

Logic's Stellar-Gate30U modem is one of the first USB modems on the market. Ease of installation and configuration has made USB modems a big success for Japanese consumers. Logic's USB modem, utilizing Centillium's Universal Optimizerä Annex C chipsets, will be marketed as part of its Stellar-Gate™ line. Centillium's Optimizer chipsets offer the end user "plug and play" options and support either Annex A or Annex C operation based on the choice of software drivers. Centillium's Annex C chipsets are the only proven solution to meet the special requirements for Japan, where Time Compression Multiplexing-Integrated Services Digital Network (TCM-ISDN) is widely deployed.

"When Centillium innovated a unique solution to overcome the existing problems with Japan's telephony infrastructure, it proved its commitment to Japan's broadband market," stated Masamichi Ishino, department manager of the business division for Logic. "Logic is excited about the opportunity to work with one of the pioneers in developing the Annex C standard and we believe that if our equipment contains a Centillium chip, we will maintain our position as an industry leader."
Along with leading Japanese telecommunications equipment manufacturers, Centillium helped to develop the Annex C technology that is the basis for DSL connectivity in Japan. Centillium is the only semiconductor company to come to market with a specialized solution for the Japanese infrastructure, which is based on Annex C.

"The combined efforts of Centillium and Logic in bringing ADSL modems to retail stores in Japan is extraordinary," stated Dori Braun, vice president of marketing for Centillium's Access Business Unit. "We are committed to bringing next generation broadband technology to the world and this partnership solidifies both our commitment and our leadership in the market."

About Logic Corporation
Logic Corporation is well known for its high level technology in the telecommunications' field. It was one of the first companies to develop Voice over Frame Relay access devices (VoFRADs) and the only company in the world to successfully install thousands of VoFR devices for many telecommunications companies, banks, and others, collectively having hundreds of POPs. Logic is now manufacturing various kinds of telecommunication equipment such as VoFRADs, voice/data routers and traffic shapers. Logic owns US and Japanese patents relative to data/voice processing in packet communications and has formed two joint ventures with NTT (Japan's biggest telecom company) and Toyota Motors.

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 the 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 Annual Report on Form 10-K and most recent Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q, available for viewing on the Securities and Exchange Commission's website at


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