SAN JOSE, Calif. -- SiPort Inc., a supplier of integrated circuit platform solutions for digital terrestrial broadcast receivers, announced the appointment of David Rolston as chief executive.
He takes over the reigns from Aiman Kabakibo, a founder and interim CEO of SiPort (Santa Clara, Calif.). Kabakibo assumes a new role, executive vice president, responsible for SiPort's products and the handset market segment.
Rolston most recently served as chairman and CEO of Forterra Systems, a provider of enterprise-grade virtual-world software technology. Before joining Fonterra, he was general manager and vice president of engineering at ATI.
SiPort is a venture backed fabless semiconductor company developing mixed signal RF and digital baseband wireless receiver chips supporting multiple digital broadcast standards.
SiPort recently re-emerged, after three SiPort executives, including its CEO, were fatally shot by a former employee in 2008. SiPort has been heralding its return to normalcy by recently rolling out a low-power, single-chip HD Radio solution, now in mass production at Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. Ltd. (TSMC) using its 130-nm RF CMOS process technology.