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Transistors in The Times:

May 3, 1959: "U.S. Radio Makers May Import Parts — Low-Cost Units From Japan Slated to Be Sold Under American Brands":
“American makers of transistor portable radio sets may import Japanese receivers for the first time this year and sell them here under well-known domestic brand names.” — The article highlights the Motorola X11 as America's first Japan-made shirt-pocket radio, though not naming it by model number.

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