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Compaq's Commercial Desktop, Small and Medium Business PC Lines Include Sound Blaster AudioPCI 64V Audio Cards and Creative Speaker Systems

MILPITAS, CA - February 10, 1999 - Creative Technology Ltd. (NASDAQ:CREAF), the world's leading provider of multimedia products for the PC, today announced that Compaq has announced it's support for Sound Blaster AudioPCI 64V audio cards and Cambridge SoundWorks designed, SBS 50 speaker systems in the company's PC lines. Compaq's Commercial Desktop and Small and Medium Business groups will support Creative's Sound Blaster AudioPCI 64V audio card and SBS 50 speaker systems in the Prosignia and Deskpro PC lines. In addition, Creative's award-winning, high-powered MicroWorks speaker system will be offered as an option for the Compaq Prosignia and Compaq Deskpro Family of Personal Computers.

Compaq's Prosignia and Deskpro PC lines both deliver powerful, high quality solutions for businesses. The Sound Blaster AudioPCI 64V is a solid addition to the Prosignia and Deskpro PCs providing industry standard reliability, high-performance audio features and broad compatibility. Creative's speaker systems, based on Cambridge SoundWorks award-winning speaker designs, provide a complete PC audio system. With its industry-standard audio solutions - from cost effective audio chipsets to advanced high-performance digital processors and speaker systems - Creative has the right combination of industry-leading technology, price and performance to offer OEMs and their customers the solutions they need to stay competitive.

"At Creative, our first priority is customer satisfaction," said John Troutman, vice president of the OEM Business Division at Creative. "We're dedicated to providing solutions that are designed to deliver the standard of quality, reliability and value our customers have come to expect from the Creative brand. It is highly-rewarding to see our industry standard solutions being included in Compaq's highly-acclaimed PCs."

"At Compaq, we recognize the value in providing the choice of a rewarding, high-quality audio experience for our customers," said Jerry Meerkatz, vice president and general manager, Commercial Desktop Products, Compaq Computer Corporation. "We're very pleased to be offering Creative's branded audio subsystems as an option in our PC lines - their industry standard solutions help complete the high-quality experience we aim for with every PC solution we deliver."

Sound Blaster and Blaster are registered trademarks of Creative Technology Ltd. All other products mentioned herein are trademarks of their respective owners and are hereby recognized as such.

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