SINGAPORE - October 14, 2003 - Creative (NASDAQ: CREAF), a worldwide leader in digital entertainment products for PC users, today announced the publication of its U.S. patent application for the innovative and highly successful NOMAD® MuVo® digital audio player. U.S. patent application number 20030176935, entitled "Memory module with audio playback mode," was published on September 18, 2003, and can be viewed at the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office website at https://www.uspto.gov/patft.
"Creative views its extensive intellectual property portfolio as a key company asset and is excited about the publication of the patent application for the award-winning NOMAD MuVo," said Suzanne Rufflo, director of legal affairs at Creative Labs, Inc. "This publication reinforces Creative's continuous innovation in the portable audio player category."
Creative's revolutionary NOMAD MuVo all-in-one MP3 player and USB flash drive is small enough to fit on a key chain yet can hold up to an amazing four hours of high quality music. The incredibly easy to use NOMAD MuVo slides apart and plugs into the USB port on your notebook or desktop computer. It's recognized just like a removable solid state hard disk drive - with no cables needed to move content - simply drag and drop music, digital images or data files. The ultra-sleek NOMAD MuVo features solid-state construction to ensure no music skipping during workouts, and can play high-quality music for 12 hours on just one AAA battery.
More NOMAD MuVo information is available at www.nomadworld.com.
Creative (Nasdaq: CREAF) is a worldwide leader in digital entertainment products for users of the personal computer and the Internet. Famous for its Sound Blaster® sound cards and for launching the multimedia revolution, Creative is now driving digital entertainment on the PC platform with products like its highly acclaimed NOMAD Jukebox. Creative's innovative hardware, proprietary technology, applications and services leverage the Internet, enabling consumers to experience high-quality digital entertainment -- anytime, anywhere.
This announcement relates to products launched in the Asia Pacific. The product names, prices and availability are subject to change without notice and may differ elsewhere in the world according to local factors and requirements.
Sound Blaster and MuVo are registered trademarks of Creative Technology Ltd. in the United States and/or other countries. NOMAD is a registered trademark of Aonix and is used by Creative Technology Ltd. under license.