CrestaTech Enhances Management, Prepares to Launch Variety of Smart Tuner Products in New Year

2013 International CES

SANTA CLARA, Calif. & LAS VEGAS--()--CrestaTech, creators of the Smart Tuner™, today announced it has strengthened its management team with the addition of Torbjorn Folkebrant as the new CEO and Dan Cho as SVP Business Development.

“As CrestaTech looks toward meeting the exploding demand for Smart Tuner ICs capable of new TV standards form factors and ever changing interference requirements, the time is now for us to continue to innovate and enhance the resources of our team,” said George Haber, incumbent CEO and continuing CrestaTech member of the board. “Torbjorn has the business and industry experience to allow us to execute on our plans and leverage all the assets of the company, while positioning CrestaTech as a world-class organization.”

“I welcome the opportunity to leverage my expertise in wireless technology to bring CrestaTech in to its next phase of growth,” said Torbjorn Folkebrant. “The groundwork has been laid with a pioneering track record in the industry, extensive Smart Tuner™ IP, a solid roadmap, a strong team and the backing of our investors. Now, we execute.”

Torbjorn brings more than 20 years of successful leadership experience with both private and public companies in mobile and wireless to CrestaTech. He recently served as Vice President of Business Development and Strategic Program Management at Paratek Microwave, a designer and manufacturer of adaptive RF front-end component solutions for mobile wireless applications, acquired by RIM (Research in Motion). Prior to Paratek, he was Chairman and President of Fractus SA, CEO and President of Ericsson France SA, and Vice President and General Manager of Ericsson Inc. Torbjorn has served on the Boards of ISCO International and Tessera Technologies.

Dan Cho brings the leadership and ecosystem development experience needed to fully leverage CrestaTech’s core technology and IP. Prior to joining CrestaTech, Dan was a senior executive with Intel, Posco, and Actel.

Originally created and marketed under the brand Xceive in 2002, the CrestaTech patented SmartTuner™ architecture featuring CPU calibrated LNA and DSP algorithms correcting for extreme signal conditions or impairments. CrestaTech’s Smart Tuner™ technology portfolio includes IC design techniques specifically enabling tuner on board or COB designs. A variety of top tier flat panel TV makers have adopted CrestaTech Smart Tuner ICs and have led the trend towards the elimination of the simple CAN tuners of the past.

For more information about CrestaTech, its Smart Tuner™ technology or to book a private meeting with CrestaTech at CES (LVH North Tower, Suite 5-121), email

About CrestaTech

Located in Silicon Valley, CrestaTech ( is the creator of the Smart Tuner™ products necessary for excellent reception of any worldwide TV broadcast signal. Smart Tuner™ ICs feature a patented architecture comprised of precision RF analog front-end plus digital signal processing techniques. Smart Tuner™ products feature flat and consistent frequency response, the ability to handle diverse and extreme signal conditions, and are fully immune to LTE and WiFi interference all without the need for external filters or shielding. Smart Tuner™ ICs are found in many of the world’s leading brand flat panel TVs, and will soon be available for mobile devices and tablet PCs.

CrestaTech, Xceive and SmartTuner are trademarks for registered trademarks of Cresta Technology Corporation.


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Release Summary

Today at CES, CrestaTech announces a bolster in management with the introduction of new CEO Torbjorn Folkebrant and SVP of Business Development Dan Cho.


Stowe Consulting
Kim Stowe, 408-839-8750