Creative takes over Aureal
Now it is official, Creative Labs buys the bankrupt sound chip manufacturer Aureal. The purchase price is a total of 32.3 million US dollars, of which 28 million will be paid in cash and 4.3 million in the form of shares.
The bankruptcy administration court has apparently already approved the takeover, with all of them now Patents, trademarks, etc. are transferred from Aureal to Creative. Seen in this way, Creative now has all the trumps for 3D sound technologies in hand with A3D and EAX.