Today's Date is
Mar 04, 2024

First transistor radio, 1954
Texas Instruments introduces the first transistor radio, the Regency TR1, with radios by Regency Electronics and transistors by Texas Instruments. The transistor replaces De Forest's triode, which was the electrical component that amplified audio signals-making AM (amplitude modulation) radio possible. The door is now open to the transistorization of other mass production devices.
Welcome to Hottle & Associates
Ken Haver,
Welcome to our website, and thank you for allowing us the opportunity to introduce you to our firm.

Hottle & Associates is a full-service, project-oriented engineering, design and drafting firm, located near Akron, Ohio. Our seasoned staff of mechanical engineers, designers and drafters specialize in specialty machine design, industrial design and the design of automated material handling systems. Since 1950, our worldwide project work covers a wide variety of industries, including the Tire & Rubber industry that is so prevalent within our region.

We invite you to review our site to learn a bit about us, and we also encourage you to contact us to discuss how we could be of service to you and your business, earn your trust, and become a long-term, valued resource for your engineering, design and drafting needs.