3Dlabs Rolls Out Linux Drivers for Wildcat Graphics Accelerators

7/10/2003 - 3Dlabs® Inc., Ltd., a leading innovator in professional visual processing, announced the immediate availability of Linux drivers for the Wildcat®4 and Wildcat III workstation-class graphics accelerators. 3Dlabs’ Wildcat4 and Wildcat III customers in oil and gas research, life sciences and high-end Digital Content Creation (DCC) markets will now experience increased productivity, cutting-edge performance, and superb graphics quality on Red Hat® Linux® version 7.3. Linux drivers for the Wildcat4 7210, Wildcat4 7110, Wildcat III 6210, and Wildcat III 6110 products are immediately available for free download on the 3Dlabs’ web site at www.3dlabs.com/drivers. 3Dlabs is a wholly owned subsidiary of Creative Technology Ltd. (NASDAQ: CREAF).

“Our research shows that digital content studio and architectural design houses are quickly adopting the Linux operating system because of its highly flexible networking capabilities and overall increased productivity potential,” said Dr. Jon Peddie, president of Jon Peddie Research, the leading graphics market research firm. “By providing their customers with Linux drivers for the successful Wildcat4 and Wildcat III graphics accelerators, 3Dlabs is addressing their high-end customers' needs while continuing to position themselves as a leading industry innovator in the professional graphics space.”

“Our Houdini 3D animation and visual effects products have achieved enormous success in recent years, and much of that new growth has occurred with Linux,” said Dr. Paul Salvini, chief technology officer at Side Effects Software. “Our customers will be thrilled at the prospect of combining the unmatched precision of 3Dlabs’ Wildcat4 technology with the power and flexibility of Houdini and Linux.”

“3Dlabs’ philosophy is to produce superior products that greatly enhance graphics productivity,” said Jerry Peterson, executive vice president and general manager at 3Dlabs. “Wildcat4 and Wildcat III Linux drivers provide our imaginative customers with the precise tools necessary to achieve greater graphics productivity in a flexible operating environment.”

About 3Dlabs
3Dlabs, a leading innovator in professional visual processing, supplies a broad range of graphics accelerators to Computer Aided Design (CAD), Digital Content Creation (DCC), and visual simulation professionals. Its award-winning Wildcat graphics solutions are available in industry-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.

3Dlabs and Wildcat are registered trademarks of 3Dlabs Inc., Ltd. in the United States and/or other countries.

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