With a comprehensive and talented 15-person development team located in Scottsdale, AZ coupled with our in-house, Asian-based supply chain and manufacturing support group, the sun never sets on our developments - or yours.
Good ideas take shape at Hotwire. Precision form, fit and function melded with innovation and an elegant “wow” factor are the hallmarks of our industrial designs.
Highlighting a proven track record of creativity and industrial design success are numerous awards including the prestigious IDSA Silver Idea Award, three ID Magazine Design Excellence Awards, multiple CES Design & Engineering Innovations Awards as well as the DesignFax FiveStar Product Design Award.
The level of engineering expertise necessary for creating a prototype is one thing, but properly engineering a product for production is quite another. After all, production ready designs must be easily manufacturable and withstand years of consumer use and abuse.
Hotwire’s founders have overseen some of the most complex electrical engineering challenges imaginable – winning the Best of Comdex, New Technology Award for transporting a computer’s PCI Bus over a high-speed, serialized cable link. The invention revolutionized mobile computing docking, video and storage while forging foundations for today’s PCI Express and Thunderbolt technologies.
The Hotwire team possesses core electrical engineering expertise in several of today’s most compelling market areas including IoT, networking, communications, PC virtualization, computer expansion systems and power.
PROTOTYPING & TOOLING
Rapid prototyping is essential for exploring new ideas, validating them and making them work. Our in-house 3D printing systems, CNC machining and model making services allow us to quickly deliver the goods - on time, on budget, on purpose.
Product development is our passion, but its impossible to succeed unless you can also develop markets for your creations. Throughout the years we’ve placed our own products at major retailers such as Ace Hardware, BJ’s Wholesale, Costco, Home Depot, QVC, Sam’s Club and Staples. We’ve also formed private label and/or licensing agreements with the largest names in the computing and CE industries including APC, Belkin, Dell, HP, IBM, Microsoft, Targus and Toshiba. We not only make great products, we know how to market and sell them too.
Hotwire’s founders have been building products overseas through high-quality manufacturing partnerships for more than 20 years. Our contract manufacturers meet or exceed ISO standards and pass product quality, process and workplace condition audits from some of the largest Consumer Electronics OEM’s and retailers in the US (including APC, HP, Costco and Walmart). We’re ideally positioned to help maximize production quality while achieving target costs.