A Creative SoundBlaster Live PCI card
|Public company (SGX: C76)|
|Founded||July 1, 1981|
|Sim Wong Hoo (CEO)|
Ng Keh Long (CFO)
|Products||Multimedia, Information Technology, Consumer electronics|
|Revenue||US$ 54.9 million (2018)|
|US$ -3.8 million (2019)|
Number of employees
|Subsidiaries||ZiiLABS, E-mu Systems and Ensoniq (merged), Cambridge SoundWorks|
Creative Technology Ltd is a Singapore-based technology company most famous for computer sound cards and other audio products. They are also somewhat notable for their web camera products.
Creative is headquartered in Jurong East, Singapore. They have additional offices in Silicon Valley, Dublin, Tokyo, and Shanghai.
Creative does not care about Linux users, not even a little. They do not provide Linux drivers or support for any for their products. Many of them are supported nevertheless thanks to third party drivers.
Sound Card Support
The Linux kernel has support for many of Creatives sound card products thanks to independent efforts by the ALSA developers.
The Linux kernel has, as of Linux 5.8, support for the following Creative sound card products:
|Sound Blaster Live 5.1||snd-emu10k1|
|Sound Blaster Z||snd-hda-intel||CA0132|
|Sound Blaster ZxR||snd-hda-intel||CA0132|
|Sound Blaster Recon3D||snd-hda-intel||CA0132|
The SoundBlaster AE-7 will be supported by Linux 5.10 (scheduled to be released around November/December 2020).
The Creative USB Infrared (IR) Receiver SB0540 is supported by the
hid-creative-sb0540 module (