3Dlabs Wildcat4 Now Available in Reseller Channel

2/5/2003 - 3Dlabs'® Wildcat®4 7110 and Wildcat4 7210 workstation graphics accelerators are now available through qualified system integrators participating in the 3Dlabs’ Wildcat Partner Program. Certified partners can now purchase the Wildcat4 7110 and Wildcat4 7210 graphics accelerators from ASI, Bell Micro-Canada, D&H, Exxact, and Ingram Micro. 3Dlabs is a wholly owned subsidiary of Creative Technology Ltd. (Nasdaq: CREAF).

Channel availability immediately addresses the increasing demand for 3Dlabs Wildcat4 graphics by professional users who require top-notch graphics performance. By creating turnkey or custom solutions to meet their customers’ specific needs, computer aided design (CAD) and digital content creation (DCC) system integrators and VARs are effectively able to add value through outstanding customer support and market-specific knowledge. System integrators and VARs who offer Wildcat4 join a growing list of 3Dlabs OEM partners, such as Dell® and IBM®, who now offer Wildcat4 as the ultimate workstation graphics solution. Graphics professionals can now experience the unmatched OpenGL® application performance, memory capacity, and professional features of the world's fastest professional graphics family: 3Dlabs Wildcat4.

“System integrators, OEMs and graphics professionals are excited about the performance in real-world applications achieved by the 3Dlabs Wildcat4 7110 and 7210,” stated John Lacik, vice president, sales and marketing of 3Dlabs. “The CAD/CAM/CAE, visualization, 3D animation, post-production, and desktop publishing markets now have two great choices.”

“The 3Dlabs Wildcat4 graphics accelerators offer XxtremeTM performance to our hardware and software customers working with 2D and 3D on up to HD and film resolution,” said Ed Caracappa, director of sales and marketing at BOXX Technologies. “Through the 3Dlabs’ Wildcat Partner Program we're able to deliver value and performance to our customers, worldwide.”

“Our customers have come to expect the best quality and performance from us and that’s why we offer the 3Dlabs Wildcat4 7110 and 7210 products,” said Trey Harris, founder of Monarch Computer Systems. “Together with our in-depth knowledge of 3Dlabs’ products, systems integration services, and the Wildcat4 graphics products, we provide the ultimate CAD solution.”

Join the Wildcat Partner Program
The 3Dlabs' Wildcat Partner Program leverages the strength of 3Dlabs' worldwide distribution channel to make selected Wildcat graphics accelerators available to a wider range of professionals. The partner program is a free, rapid certification process used by system integrators, OEMs, and VARs to submit graphics workstations to 3Dlabs for certification. System integrators who wish to join the Wildcat Partner Program should contact the 3Dlabs sales department at (800) 464-3348 or visit www.3dlabs.com/channel/ for more information. There is no cost to join, and 3Dlabs has designed the program to ensure easy sign-up and rapid turnaround.

About Wildcat4
The 3Dlabs Wildcat4 product line offers superior features and quality for unmatched designer productivity. Wildcat4 technology takes complete advantage of the new AGP 8X interface standard, transferring 2GB of graphics information per second between the graphics card and system. The 3Dlabs Wildcat4 architecture also combines geometry and raster engines into a single, high-performance, high-bandwidth, integrated processor for today’s best professional graphics performance on the desktop.

About 3Dlabs
3Dlabs, the leading innovator in visual processing, 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 Wildcat® graphics solutions are available in the industry's leading OEM workstations, in the channel through an international distributor/reseller network, and directly to end-users at 3Dlabs' online store. For more information on 3Dlabs products, visit www.3Dlabs.com. 3Dlabs is a wholly owned subsidiary of Creative Technology Ltd.

This announcement relates to products launched in the United States. 3Dlabs and Wildcat are registered trademarks of 3Dlabs Inc., Ltd. in the United States and/or other countries. OpenGL is a registered trademark of SGI.

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