Faraj Aalaei is Chief Executive Officer and one of co-founders of Centillium communications. Aalaei has more than 19 years of experience in the telecommunications industry. Prior to co-founding Centillium, Mr. Aalaei was the Director of Access Products at Fujitsu Network Communications, Inc., a designer and manufacturer of fiber-optic transmission and broadband switching platforms, from October 1993 to March 1997. Mr. Aalaei also designed advanced telecommunications products at AT&T Bell Laboratories, a telecommunications company, from May 1985 to October 1993. Mr. Aalaei received a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Wentworth Institute of Technology, an M.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Massachusetts and an M.B.A. from the University of New Hampshire.