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Hitachi-GE and the University of Cambridge Boost BWR Understanding

London, 22nd March, 2017 –-- Hitachi-GE Nuclear Energy, Ltd. (Hitachi-GE) today held the latest in its 4-year series of UK academic seminars on the Advanced Boiling Water Reactor (ABWR), working with Cambridge University.

Hitachi-GE – the reactor provider to Horizon Nuclear Power for their proposed nuclear development at Wylfa Newydd on the Isle of Anglesey – has worked with a number of prestigious UK Universities, running technical seminars on the ABWR.

Smart Grid Demonstration Project in Poland to improve power system protection in case of high penetration of renewable energy

Warsaw, Poland, March 17, 2017 --- The New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization ("NEDO"), Hitachi, Ltd., Hitachi Chemical Co., Ltd., Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation ("SMBC"), Polskie Sieci Elektroenergetyczne S.A. ("PSE"), ENERGA-OPERATOR S.A. ("EOP") and ENERGA Wytwarzanie S.A. ("EW"), supported by the Ministry of Energy of the Republic of Poland ("Poland"), announced today that they have agreed to jointly carry out a smart grid demonstration project.

Development of a compact sensor that identifies the source of electromagnetic interference to prevent malfunction in component for autonomous operation

Tokyo, March 16, 2017 --- Kanazawa University and Hitachi, Ltd. (TSE: 6501,Hitachi) today announced the joint development of a compact sensor capable ofidentifying the source of electromagnetic interference(1) that causes malfunction incomponent for autonomous operation.

Hitachi Develops Secure Resource Sharing Technology in Collaboration with Research Institutes in Germany and Hungary

Tokyo, March16, 2017--- Hitachi, Ltd. (TSE: 6501, Hitachi) today announced the joint development of a resource sharing technology to flexibly share production facilities among enterprises with secure transfer of important information such as production quantity and machining process, with the Fraunhofer Institute for Manufacturing Engineering and Automation(“Fraunhofer IPA”) in Germany and the Institute for Computer Science and Control, Hungarian Academy of Sciences (“MTA SZTAKI”).

Hitachi Group to Participate in “CeBIT 2017,” the World’s Largest IT Trade Show

Tokyo, March 15, 2017 --- The Hitachi Group will have an exhibit in the “JapanPavilion” of CeBIT 2017, the world’s largest IT-related internationaltelecommunications technology trade show, which is scheduled to be held over fivedays, from March 20 to 24, in Hanover, Germany. CeBIT is held each year as an international trade show that specializes in businessrelated exhibits, featuring B2B solutions that incorporate cutting edge technologiessuch as IoT, big data, AI, and robots. This year, Japan will participate as a partnercountry for the first time.

Hitachi to develop an innovative IoT platform in Isles of Scilly, UK

London, March 15th, 2017 --- Hitachi Europe Ltd., a wholly owned subsidiary of Hitachi Ltd. today announced that it will develop and deploy an innovative IoT (Internet of Things) platform in Isles of Scilly, demonstrating how an individual community can build a replicable and scalable model to rapidly transition from being carbon intensive to a low carbon community.

Executive Changes of Hitachi Europe

London, UK, 9th March, 2017 --- Hitachi Europe Ltd., a subsidiary of Hitachi, Ltd., today announced that Mr Akira Shimizu has been appointed as Chairman of the Board, Hitachi Europe. Mr Shimizu, who also serves as Vice President and Executive Officer, General Manager of the Government and External Relations Division of Hitachi, Ltd., succeeds Mr Klaus Dieter Rennert in this role. The new appointment will be effective on 1 April 2017 and forms part of Hitachi’s new business structure as announced earlier in the year.

DFKI and Hitachi Jointly Develop AI Technology for Human Activity Recognition of Workers Using Wearable Devices

Germany and Japan, March 8 2017 -- Deutsches Forschungszentrum für Künstliche Intelligenz (German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence, “DFKI“) and Hitachi, Ltd. (Hitachi) today announced the joint development of AI (artificial intelligence) technology for human activity recognition of workers using wearable devices. The AI technology performs real-time recognition of workers’ activities by integrating technology in eye-tracking glasses to recognize gazed objects with technology in armband devices to recognize action.


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