ZyXEL Recognized by R.O.C Council for Outstanding Achievements

Leading Network Product Manufacturer Wins Multiple Awards for the Promotion of International Trade

HSINCHU, TAIWAN, September 30, 1998 - ZyXEL Communications Corp. today proudly announced that it has won four of the six Gold-Solid Awards from R.O.C Council for the Promotion of International Trade. The president of ZyXEL, Mr. Shin-Jou Fang was honored with the Solid-Gold Award for Asia-Pacific Contemporary Super Achievers in Entrepreneurs. On the products side, ZyXEL's ISDN TA Omni.net LCD, Prestige 100IH router, and Prestige 153X router received Solid-Gold Awards for the Asia-Pacific Contemporary Prime Quality Product, Excellent Quality Product, and Quality Assurance Product, respectively. These top honors once again demonstrate ZyXEL's continued excellence in developing innovative and quality products.

The Solid-Gold Award is offered annually by the Solid-Gold Award Committee of the Council to superior corporations and entrepreneurs to honor their special contributions and achievements in Taiwan. Of the six available awards offered in the Superior Enterprise and Superior Product categories for the communication industry, ZyXEL received four of them.

"Compared with similar products on market, ZyXEL's products have superior quality, higher performance, and can better meet users' needs," according to Professor Hsien-Chi Tseng, Chairman of the review committee, who wrote the award notice letter on behalf of the R.O.C Council. "With your superior achievement in Taiwan's communication industry, we believe that ZyXEL can be a good example for all of the enterprises."

The Solid-Gold Award Ceremony was held on September 12, 1998 at Taipei's Hyatt Hotel in the 3rd Ball Room. All of the information regarding to the awarded enterprises and products can be found online from October1 to January 31, 1999 at http://w3.to/cpit.

About ZyXEL
ZyXEL Communications Corp. is a young market-driven company that offers a family of easy-to-use shared Internet and remote access devices for the fast-growing SOHO and remote/internet access markets. ZyXEL's award-winning products are uniquely designed to meet the low-cost and ease-of-use requirements of the small/medium and home offices that are planning to leverage the Internet as a strategic marketing and research tool. Headquartered in Hsin Chu, Taiwan with offices in Placentia and San Jose, California, ZyXEL Communications Corp. is one of the world's leading suppliers of data, voice and networking products. With both a global reach and local touch, the company provides corporate enterprises, network service providers and carriers, Telcos, small businesses, and consumers with comprehensive, innovative information access products and systems.