Laurie Falconer
Centillium Communications, Inc.
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Hideo Takahashi Joins Centillium As New President of Centillium Japan

FREMONT, Calif., January 7, 2002 - Centillium Communications, Inc. [NASDAQ: CTLM], innovator of broadband communications technology, today announces that Hideo Takahashi has joined the company as president for Centillium Japan. Prior to joining Centillium, Mr. Takahashi spent more than 25 years at Sumitomo Electric Industries, most recently as General Manager for the broadband access business unit.

Mr. Takahashi will oversee Centillium Japan's operations, marketing, sales and strategic planning. He will be located at Centillium Japan's office in Shiba Park, Tokyo.

“Mr. Takahashi’s vision and strategic view positioned Sumitomo as one of the leading suppliers of broadband communications equipment in Japan,” stated Faraj Aalaei, CEO of Centillium Communications, Inc. “I am delighted to have an industry veteran such as Mr. Takahashi join the Centillium team. This appointment is further indication of Centillium’s commitment to the communications market in Japan.”

About Hideo Takahashi
Mr. Takahashi is a veteran of the broadband industry with more than 25 years of experience working at Sumitomo Electric's systems & electronics division and has an excellent track record of success. Mr. Takahashi holds a BSE from Kyoto 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
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