Laurie Falconer
Centillium Communications, Inc.
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Centillium Further Demonstrates Its Leadership and Commitment in Making Broadband Communications a Market Reality in Japan

FREMONT, Calif., August 28, 2001 - Centillium Communications, Inc. [NASDAQ: CTLM], innovator of broadband communications technology, today announces the grand opening of its Tokyo office in Japan. The opening of the Tokyo office provides Centillium's customers with the support, technical expertise and quality of service needed to develop next generation Asymmetric Digital Subscriber Line (ADSL) and Voice over Packet (VoP) solutions for Japan's growing telecommunications market.

"The opening of Centillium's Tokyo office demonstrates our long term commitment to customers, to the growth of the broadband communications infrastructure and to the end user market," stated Faraj Aalaei, chief executive officer and co-founder of Centillium Communications, Inc. "We are very excited about the opportunity to offer both technical and customer support at the local level and to continue working with the leading manufacturers of broadband communications equipment in Japan."

Centillium is the industry-leading provider of DSL chipsets in Japan and holds a dominant market share. The Company worked with leading Japanese equipment manufacturers to pioneer patented DSL technology for the unique requirements of Japan's telecommunications networks. Centillium's technology is the only field proven solution that meets the special requirements for Japan, where Time Compression Multiplexing-Integrated Services Digital Network, (TCM-ISDN) is widely deployed.

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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