Het is dan geen gamenieuws, maar dit is zo interessant dat het even gemeld moet worden. Creative koopt namelijk Aureal, uitvinder van het A3D-systeem. Daarmee is dit het tweede 3D-audio systeem van Creative (bekend van EAX, SBLive)Aureal Inc. announced that on September 21, 2000, the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of California, Oakland Division entered the final order approving the sale of substantially all of the assets of Aureal to Creative Technology Ltd.. The sale will include settlement of all outstanding litigation claims between Aureal and Creative. Creative will pay US$28 million in cash, plus two new shares of Creative stock for every 100 outstanding shares of Aureal stock, or 208,079 shares of Creative stock. The Creative shares are valued at approximately US$4,357,174.19, based on the closing price of Creative stock on September 21, 2000. The sale agreement follows Aureal's previous announcement, on April 6, 2000, that it had filed for bankruptcy protection under chapter 11 of the Bankruptcy Code.Gaan ze bij Creative de A3D en EAX-technologie mixen? Of laten ze A3D doodbloeden om EAX nog beter om de markt te zetten?