Technology >> CEO Interviews >> June 25, 2001

Faraj Aalaei – Centillium Communications Inc (ctlm)

FARAJ AALAEI, Chief Executive Officer of Centillium Communications, Inc., has more than 19 years of experience in the telecommunications industry. Prior to co-founding Centillium, he was the Director of Access Product Planning and Management at Fujitsu's Network Communications in Richardson, Texas. Mr. Aalaei was the architect of Fujitsu's broadband access technologies, including DSL products. Before Fujitsu, he spent 10 years at Bell Labs designing advanced telecommunications products. Mr. Aalaei also spent four years as a Microwave Design Engineer at M/A Comm in Burlington, Mass. Mr. Aalaei holds an MSEE from University of Massachusetts and an MBA from University of New Hampshire. He holds one US patent. Profile
TWST: Could you begin by giving us an overview and a summary of

Centillium Communications?

Mr. Aalaei: Centillium is a communications IC company. Our goal, our

strategy, is to go after