COMUNICATIONS NAMED RISING STAR BY DELOITTE & TOUCHE
Centillium's Commitment to Excellence
September 24, 2001 - Centillium Communications, Inc. [Nasdaq: CTLM],
innovator of broadband communications technology, today announced that
the company has been named by Deloitte & Touche as one of the five
Rising Stars in the 2001 Silicon Valley Fast 50 program.
has proven to us that it is one of the most business savvy and innovative
young companies in California," stated Roy Avondet, managing partner
of Deloitte & Touche. "When we reviewed Centillium's financial
performance and calculated its growth percentage, it was apparent that
the company has outstanding leadership, with a thirst for success. The
company's statistics and other key characteristics were compared to
those of all the companies in the Silicon Valley area, making this prestigious
award quite an accomplishment."
The Rising Star
award annually honors five of Silicon Valley's up and coming companies
that have successfully demonstrated the ingenuity and business sense
needed to succeed in today's highly competitive market. The criteria
used by Deloitte & Touche to determine the winners of the Rising
Star award include an increased ability to compete in a worldwide market,
increasing customer demand for products, a strong leadership base and
the strength of commitment demonstrated by employees to their customers
"We are honored
to have been selected as a Rising Star by Deloitte & Touche,"
stated Faraj Aalaei, CEO and co-founder for Centillium. "Receiving
this award further demonstrates our commitment to technology innovation
and superior customer service. We continually strive for excellence
in all facets of our operations, and appreciate the recognition of our
efforts that this award represents."
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& Touche's Technology & Communications Group
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who have a wealth of experience serving technology and communications
companies throughout the world in areas including Internet, software,
semiconductors, cable, media and publishing, communication utilities,
networking, wireless, computers and peripherals, and related industries.
These specialists understand the challenges that technology and communications
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Centillium Communications, Inc. is combining technical innovation and
customer commitment to make broadband communications a market reality.
Centillium Communications 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 www.centillium.com.
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 www.sec.gov.
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