ZyXEL Announces Compliance of European Union's EuP Directive Requirements

Hsinchu, Taiwan, Dec. 18 , 2009 -- ZyXEL Communications (TSE: 2391), world's leading broadband access solutions provider, today declares that the company's products that are shipped to and sold on the European market after January 1, 2010 will be compliant with the European Union's EuP Directive (2005/32/EC) requirements. ZyXEL once again meets the international standards in environment protection, and the move also reaffirms ZyXEL's commitment to being a responsible manufacturer.

Aiming to reduce environmental burden and improve environmental performance, the Energy Using Products (EuP) Directives adopted by European Parliament and the Council established a framework for eco-design requirements that administrating energy-using products. ZyXEL's EuP compliant products will meet with the energy and resource consumption standards to follow the objective of the EuP Directives: Improve energy efficiency throughout the product's lifecycle from mining of the raw materials to its end-of-life recycling.

In addition to the EuP, ZyXEL also makes its operations to fully comply with two other EU directives - WEEE (Waste Electronics and Electrical Equipment) and RoHS (Restriction of Hazardous Substances), and the company established a "WEEE Registration Control and Management Platform"to assist and manage all branch offices and distributors in registering with the environmental authorities of their respective countries. To achieve the goal of being a manufacturer of eco-friendly products, ZyXEL organized the unique Coordinated Information System to handle the "cradle to grave"stages such as material supply, manufacturing, assembly, transportation, as well as the use and decommission of its products for better environmental care.

With commitments to the environment, ZyXEL will work continuously on improving the environmental performance of its products and take every effort a step further by actively decreasing greenhouse gas emissions to underline its role as a responsible global corporate citizen.

About ZyXEL Communications
ZyXEL Communications Corp., founded in 1989 and headquartered in Taiwan, is the leading provider of complete broadband access solutions. As one of the early modem manufacturers, ZyXEL has undergone many transformations in the fast-paced networking industry. Today, ZyXEL is one of the few companies in the world capable of offering complete networking solutions of Telco, SME/Enterprise, and Digital Home for a wide range of deployment scenarios. Telco solutions include Wired and Wireless Access Network Equipments, Networking Customer Premises Equipments, and Carrier Switches. SME and Enterprise solutions include Unified Security Gateway, LAN Switches, WLAN, and IP Telephony. Digital Home solutions include Network Connectivity Devices and Multimedia Solutions.

The company has 3200 employees and distributors in 70 countries, reaching more than 150 regional markets. The ZyXEL Communications Corp. includes 32 subsidiaries and sales offices and two research and development centers worldwide. For more information, visit the company's Website, http://www.zyxel.com.