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CREATIVE TECHNOLOGY & COMPAQ INK SOUND BLASTER 16 SCSI-2 DEAL

 SINGAPORE, Nov. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Creative Technology (NASDAQ: CREAf), the leading provider of PC audio and video, has announced that Compaq Computer Corp.'s (NYSE: CPQ) new Presario MT (mini tower) and Prolinea MT series of multimedia PCs feature Creative's Sound Blaster 16 SCSI-2 audio board.
 "Compaq has chosen to provide Creative's Sound Blaster SCSI-2 audio card with our Presario series of multimedia PCs because it offers high-quality, 16-bit audio and compatibility with hundreds of software titles for the PC environment," said Michael Norris, vice president of consumer products for Compaq. "The decision to include Creative's card reinforces Compaq's commitment to providing high-performance products at a superior value."
 "As a leading technology and PC manufacturer, Compaq has been a consistent editorial critic's choice, and a name long associated with value in the marketplace. We are extremely pleased that they have chosen to feature Creative's Sound Blaster 16 SCSI-2 audio board with its Presario and Prolinea series of PCs," stated Edward M. Esber Jr., president and chief operating officer of Creative Labs, Creative Technology's North American subsidiary. "With the completion of this deal, Creative has strategic alliances with numerous industry leaders, including Intel, IBM, Dell, DEC, Borland, Microsoft, Gateway 2000 and AST Research."
 Creative Technology Ltd develops, manufactures and markets a family of sound and video multimedia products for IBM-compatible PCs. The company's Sound Blaster sound platform enables IBM-compatible PCs to produce high-quality audio for entertainment, educational, music and productivity applications, and has been accepted as the de facto industry standard sound platform for PC-based software.
 Creative Technology Ltd was incorporated in 1983 and is based in Singapore. Creative Labs Inc., the company's primary U.S. subsidiary, is located in Milpitas, Calif. Creative Technology Ltd also has other subsidiaries in the U.S., U.K., Taiwan and China. The company's stock is traded on the NASDAQ National Market System under the symbol CREAf.
 NOTE: Sound Blaster 16 SCSI-2 is a trademark of Creative Technology Ltd. All other products mentioned herein are assumed trademarks and are hereby recognized as such.
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 /CONTACT: Steffanee White of Creative Labs Inc., 408-428-6600; or Michele Janin of Cunningham Communication Inc., 408-982-0400/
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