Laurie Falconer
Centillium Communications, Inc.
(510) 771-3647
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Medialincs Selects Centillium's Central Office and Customer Premise Equipment Chipsets For High-Density, Low-Power, Full Rate ADSL Equipment

FREMONT, Calif., July 31, 2000 - Centillium Communications, Inc. (Nasdaq:CTLM), innovator of broadband communications technology, and Medialincs, a rapidly growing networking systems vendor, today announced a partnership aimed at increasing the deployment of Full Rate Asymmetric Digital Subscriber Line (ADSL) services in Korea.

Medialincs will design and manufacture Full Rate ADSL equipment based on Centillium's quad-port CopperFlite Central Office (CO) and USB-powered Flite Optimizer Central Premise Equipment (CPE) chipsets, which feature the highest level of port density and lowest power usage currently available on the market. This networking equipment will enable Full Rate ADSL deployments in multi-subscriber environments such as commercial multi-tenant units (MTUs), residential multi-dwelling units (MDUs), office parks, and campus-style settings.

"The receptivity to ADSL in the Korean market has been overwhelmingly strong," said Kimberly Funasaki, Senior Research Analyst, IDC. "The MTU/MDU market is a natural fit for this densely populated region, and the combined efforts of Centillium Communications and Medialincs will help service providers to profitably bring full-rate ADSL services to fruition in this environment."

"We evaluated all of the high-performance Full-Rate ADSL solutions available, and we chose Centillium's CopperFlite and Flite Optimizer chipsets because they have the highest levels of integration and density, as well as the lowest power consumption and bill of materials cost," said C.Y. Park, product manager of ADSL, Medialincs. "CopperFlite allowed us to design Full-Rate ADSL communications equipment that can meet the very restrictive facility requirements typically found in multi-tenant subscriber environments. These include low power consumption, low heat dissipation, and, most importantly, small size. Centillium's Flite Optimizer USB platform eliminates residential deployment challenges due to its ease of system installation and elimination of an external power supply."

"We are very pleased to partner with Medialincs, the fastest growing and most aggressive DSL equipment vendor in Korea," said Al Gharakhanian, director of marketing for network access products, Centillium Communications. "The highly integrated Centillium chipsets are ideal for Medialincs' clustered subscriber applications, such as residential multi-dwelling units, where there is no room for wasted real estate, power consumption, or cost."

About Medialincs
Medialincs is a young and rapidly growing high-tech company leading network technology. Medialincs integrates LAN and WAN technologies into total communications technology covering ATM, Ethernet, Frame Relay, TCP/IP, and Network Management. Focusing on offering unique, creative and cost-effective solutions to the changing network communities, which face everyday-challenges by multimedia communication needs, Medialincs develops and manufactures communication equipment to meet the strong demand of upgrading existing facilities, and deploying new networks in short time at low cost. Medialincs' products-family accommodates the whole range of communication needs that require high speed and high-bandwidth applications such as voice, video, data and the multimedia as a whole. Medialincs not only develops network technology, but also leads connecting people to the network multimedia, which creates values in itself.

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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