3Dlabs Named Leading Provider

9/24/2002 - 3Dlabs® announced that recently published data from two of the graphics industry’s most respected analyst firms, IDC and Jon Peddie Research, acknowledge 3Dlabs as the leading provider of high-end 3D graphics accelerators. In addition, a recent in-depth review from ExtremeTech* demonstrates that 3Dlabs Wildcat® III accelerators produce the fastest benchmark and real-world application performance for design environments.

3Dlabs continues to provide the leading graphics hardware for computer aided design (CAD), digital content creation (DCC) and visualization. In the report entitled Jon Peddie Research Q102Market Watch*, 3Dlabs was reported to "hold the high end with 65 percent market share for the quarter."

"Traditionally strong in the ultra high-end of the graphics market, 3Dlabs is benefiting from additional OEM support," said Kate Sullivan of IDC. "Much of 3Dlabs’ current market position can be attributed to the success of its new Wildcat III graphics accelerators, which were introduced last quarter."

"3Dlabs Wildcat III can be found in the most powerful graphics workstations available today," said Jerry Peterson, general manager of 3Dlabs OEM division. "Our clear focus on products designed specifically for the 3D graphics professional is continually recognized by workstation providers and is highly valued by professionals doing complex, high end design."

3Dlabs Poised for Growth
IDC expects the overall market for professional graphics cards to increase with a unit compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 5.5% to 1.9 million units through the year 2006. 3Dlabs is poised to take advantage of this growth in the high-end and ultra-high-end categories with its Wildcat line. 3Dlabs also can expand its share in the mid-range and high-end categories with its recent introduction of the Wildcat VP, the first fully programmable graphics board. In addition, 3Dlabs can retain market share in the low end by continuing to sell its well-known OxygenTM line.

CAD Drives Volume – 3Dlabs Recognized as Performance Leader
According to IDC, "DCC, GIS/geoscience, and engineering will be the fastest-growing segments (in the forecast period), but CAD and financial/commercial segments will be the largest in absolute terms." In a recent review of OpenGL® 3D graphics boards on ExtremeTech.com, the Wildcat III won all design-oriented rankings in real-world and application tests using both single and dual monitors, often by significant margins. Tests included traditional SpecViewperf ®benchmarks as well as SPECapc and AUGI AutoCAD® application tests that measure performance in leading CAD programs including AutoCAD, Pro/Engineer®, SolidEdge and SolidWorks®.

About 3Dlabs
3Dlabs, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Creative Technology Ltd., supplies graphics accelerator solutions to a broad range of professionals including the Computer Aided Design (CAD), Digital Content Creation (DCC), and visual simulation markets. Its award-winning OxygenTM and Wildcat® graphics are available in the industry’s leading OEM workstations, to the channel through an international distributor/reseller network, and directly to end-users at 3Dlabs’ online store.

About Creative
Creative is the 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.

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3Dlabs, Oxygen and Wildcat are trademarks or registered trademarks of 3Dlabs Inc. Ltd., 3Dlabs Inc., or 3Dlabs(Alabama) Inc. in the United States and/or other countries. Sound Blaster is a registered trademark 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. and/or its affiliates under license in the United States and other countries.

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