SOURCE: Auzentech, Inc.

April 16, 2007 03:00 ET

Auzentech to Develop Sound Card Based on Creative X-Fi™ Chipset

Auzen X-Fi™ Prelude 7.1 Coming Soon

SANTA CLARA, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- April 16, 2007 -- Auzentech, Inc. (, developer of the world's first Dolby® Digital Live and DTS® Connect PCI sound card, announces today a new sound card series based on the Creative X-Fi™ chipset.

The Auzen X-Fi™ Prelude 7.1 is scheduled for release near the end of May 2007. It will fully support EAX 5.0 and have the same expandability as the Auzen X-Meridian™ 7.1. Support for Dolby® Digital Live real time encoding for Vista is scheduled for Q4 of this year.

The Auzen X-Fi™ Prelude marks the first time Creative has permitted a third-party soundcard vendor to use the Creative X-Fi™ chipset in its own soundcard design.

"By building a soundcard based upon Creative's high-quality X-Fi™ chipset, we are fulfilling one of the most common feature requests from our customers," said Stephane Bae, President of Auzentech, Inc. "When you're playing games, the Auzen X-Fi Prelude soundcard will output the best 3D audio and latest EAX® effects. And when you're listening to music or watching movies, you'll enjoy an audiophile-quality experience."

"We're excited to provide Auzentech with our award-winning X-Fi audio chipset and technology to provide an outstanding audio experience for Auzentech's customers," said Steve Erickson, VP of audio for Creative.

About Auzentech, Inc.

AUZENTECH, Inc. is a provider of quality consumer electronics products, which is headquartered in Santa Clara, CA. AUZENTECH developed the World's first Dolby® Digital Live Sound card (X-Mystique 7.1 Gold) and the World's first DTS® Connect Sound Card (X-Plosion 7.1 DTS Connect) and continues to bring innovative audio products to the market.

About Creative Technology Ltd.

Creative (NASDAQ: CREAF) is a worldwide leader in digital entertainment products. 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 ZEN™ portable audio and media players.


EAX® is Creative's sound card technology that creates 3D sound ambience during gameplay. Real time encoding technology allows any audio signal to be delivered as a digital bitstream to your home theater system. The Dolby Digital Live is a real time encoding technology provided by Dolby®. For more on these and other sound card technologies, see the Auzentech Sound Card Glossary:

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