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Creative Labs

Creative Labs are a manufacturer of computer multimedia products based in Singapore where the firm was initially founded by Sim Wong Hoo on June 1, 1981. It has some 4000 employees worldwide.

In 1987 Creative Labs engineered a 12 voice synthetic sound card for the IBM PC architecture. This was however not successful and lost the competition against AdLib using the Yamaha YM3812 (also known as the OPL2) chip. After this failure another attempt was made with Sound Blaster, a card featuring the same chip found on the AdLib card with an additional digital signal processor for playing and recording digital samples. This card soon became a de facto standard for sound cards in PCs.

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