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High-Power, Four-Channel Amplified Multimedia Sound System With Digital Connectivity and Powered Subwoofer for Hardcore Gamers

Game Developers Conference - San Jose, CA - March 16, 1999 - Creative Technology Ltd. (NASDAQ: CREAF), and its wholly-owned subsidiary Cambridge SoundWorks, today announced the shipment of its latest speaker system, the FourPointSurround FPS2000 Digital. This incredible new digital surround sound system is a high-powered, high-output, four-channel multimedia sub-system that is ideal for the serious gamer. The FourPointSurround FPS2000 Digital is based on the highly-successful PCWorks FourPointSurround that has created a new category of multi-channel four-speaker system for the true 3D positional audio experience. The FPS2000 Digital provides significantly more power with a radically new subwoofer design and more powerful satellites. It includes a digital input for connecting to the Sound Blaster Live! audio accelerator, making it the high-end standard for gaming and PC audio enthusiasts.

Designed to complement the Sound Blaster Live! family of audio accelerators, the FourPointSurround FPS2000 Digital offers true digital transfer from sound card to speakers with its new Digital DIN input. This provides the cleanest, most distortion free audio signal available today, which allows the FPS2000 Digital to deliver incredible high-performance three-dimensional realism with Environmental Audio games.

"The FourPointSurround FPS2000 Digital provides a truly intense gaming experience," said Sim Wong Hoo, chairman and chief executive officer for Creative Labs. "This four-channel speaker system, coupled with Creative's Sound Blaster Live! audio card, creates the first true digital surround sound system available for the hard-core gamer. It is also an ideal system for the value conscious music enthusiast who wants big sounding digital clarity without a big budget."

"Since we first introduced this phenomenal new speaker system at Fall COMDEX, the response from gamers and audio enthusiasts has been overwhelming. The quality, clarity and power - at a price under $200 - exceeded all expectations," said Tom Hannaher, senior vice president of Marketing for Cambridge SoundWorks. "Adding digital capability to this FourPointSurround system will satisfy the wish list of the most demanding gamer or high-end audio enthusiast, making this the clear standard for PC gaming."

High Performance Design
FourPointSurround FPS2000 Digital consists of four high-output satellite speakers with 2 1/2" long-throw drivers and a high-output powered subwoofer in modern black casings. The satellite speakers use the same format as the award-winning SoundWorks speakers and the subwoofer is a completely new, more powerful design. Four satellite speaker amplifiers are located in the subwoofer enclosure. The system also includes a separate volume/fade control with power On/Off switch, four desktop satellite stands and a pair of 18" tripod-style floor stands for the rear satellites. The FPS2000 Digital was primarily designed to complement the Sound Blaster Live! family of audio accelerators - it can also work with other four-channel audio solutions in analog mode.

Pricing and Availability
With a retail price of under $200, the FourPointSurround FPS2000 Digital makes an extraordinary 3D audio component for the ultimate gaming machine. Gamers and audio enthusiasts can expect to see the FourPointSurround FPS2000 Digital in stores this April.

Creative's Environmental Audio Platform
Creative's new audio standard, Environmental Audio, takes a systems approach to delivering the Environmental Audio experience - from the processor and Environmental Modeling algorithms, to the speaker systems and the API for developers - Creative provides a complete experience with systems for its Environmental Audio Platform. Based on the new Sound Blaster Live! family of audio accelerators, Environmental Audio delivers a completely new way to experience games, music and entertainment on the desktop.

This announcement relates to products whose launch are in the United States of America. The product names, contents, prices and availability may differ elsewhere in the world according to local factors and requirements.

Sound Blaster is a registered trademark of Creative Technology, Ltd. in the U.S and/or other countries. Cambridge SoundWorks is a registered trademark, and PC Works and FourPointSurround are trademarks of Cambridge SoundWorks, Inc. in the United States and/or other countries. All other product names mentioned herein are trademarks of their respective owners and are hereby recognized as such.

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