ZyXEL Recognized by Global Views Monthly as 1st Place in CSR Awards

ZyXEL Receives the CSR Award for the Second Consecutive Year

Hsinchu, Taiwan, March 12, 2009 -- ZyXEL Communications (TSE: 2391), the world's leading broadband access solutions provider, today announced its latest honor as the first place in CSR (Corporate Social Responsibilities) Awards in Group B of technology enterprises from Taiwan's Global View Magazine. Ranked by Commonwealth Magazine as the fourth place in 2009 Taiwan Corporate Citizenship Awards, ZyXEL received its second CSR Award this year.   

ZyXEL, a responsible enterprise, has been acclaimed by awards ranging from professional, technical to environmental care categories. The company had also completed the establishment of a "Green" electronic product management system, a greenhouse gas inspection and verification system, as well as EuP and other environmental policies. In addition, the company also set up a cooperative green information system to closely monitor the impact from raw material, production, shipping and disposal processes, while bringing up the recycle rate to over 90%.

"To ZyXEL, the award is definitely a positive recognition to our commitment to social responsibilities," said Dr. Yuh-Long Chen, ZyXEL's President. "ZyXEL understands that it takes more than revenue to become a successful global enterprise. As CSR becomes an indispensable part of modern enterprises, it also navigates ZyXEL's branding effort to the company's intangible assets and core values for the future."

"To fulfill the commitment to the environment and the community, ZyXEL has embedded CSR into the branding strategies such as management infrastructure and branding investments. In the mean time, ZyXEL is also aggressively seeking ‘green' ways to develop products and technologies for better environment care. Refined corporate culture and working ambiance will further facilitate ZyXEL's willingness and ability to uphold social values and play its role as a respectable corporate citizen."

Global View's CSR Award committee evaluates indexes such as the OECD Guidelines for Multinational enterprises and similar standards with questionnaires and following assessments from "CSR Management and Communication among Involved Parties", "Financial Transparency", "Environmental Policies", "Fair Competition", "Employment Relations" and "Social Participation" perspectives. To ZyXEL, standing out from the nearly 1,000 companies is both an honor and a duty; in the future, ZyXEL will contribute more to the society as a responsible 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 solution 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 33 subsidiaries and sales offices and two research and development centers worldwide. For more information, visit the company's Website, http://www.zyxel.com.