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Hitachi Automotive Systems’ EV Inverter Adopted for the e-tron, Audi's First Mass Production Electric Vehicle

Tokyo, May 17, 2019 ---Hitachi Automotive Systems, Ltd. today announced that its electric vehicle (EV) inverter has been adopted by Audi for its first mass production EV, the e-tron, which went on sale in Europe from March of this year.

With tightened environmental regulations around the world, many countries are driving for greater adoption of electric vehicles. This has led to the demand for more efficient and higher-output electric motors, inverters, and other electric powertrain systems that will contribute to high performance EVs.

Hitachi Establishes the Corporate Venture Capital Fund to Support Startups as an Innovation Partner

Tokyo, April 26, 2019 --- Hitachi, Ltd. (TSE: 6501) today announced to establish a new corporate venture capital (CVC) unit, Hitachi Ventures GmbH (HVG), whose responsibility will be to identify and acquire equity interests in fast-growing innovative startups globally on June 1st, and the CVC fund, “Hitachi Ventures Fund”.

Hitachi Agrees to Acquire JR Automation, a Robotic System Integrator in the US

Tokyo, April 24, 2019 --- Hitachi, Ltd. (TSE:6501, “Hitachi”) today announced that on April 23, 2019 it entered into a definitive contract for the acquisition of the robotic SI business mainly operated by an American headquartered company, JR Automation Technologies, LLC (CEO: Bryan Jones, “JR Automation”), from funds managed by Crestview Partners (“Crestview”). Subject to the terms and conditions of the contract, Hitachi will acquire JR Automation, which builds production lines and logistics systems using industrial robots.

Issuance of New Shares as Restricted Stock Compensation

Tokyo, April 23, 2019 --- Hitachi, Ltd. (TSE: 6501, “Hitachi” or the “Company”) announced that, pursuant to the decision made by the President in accordance with the authority delegated by the resolution of the Board of Directors, Hitachi decided to issue new shares as restricted stock compensation to Executive Officers and Corporate Officers (the “Eligible Persons”), as described below (the “Issuance of New Shares”).

Nagamori Memorial Center of Innovative Cancer Therapy and Research Equipped with Hitachi’s Radiation Therapy Systems Started Operation

Tokyo, April 1, 2019 --- Hitachi, Ltd. (TSE: 6501, "Hitachi") announced today that the radiation therapy started on April 1, 2019 at Nagamori Memorial Center of Innovative Cancer Therapy and Research at Kyoto Prefectural University of Medicine (“Nagamori Memorial Center of Innovative Cancer Therapy and Research “) which introduced Hitachi’s radiation therapy systems.

AI technology for quantifying physical load and providing effective feedbacks using sensor suit devices

Tokyo, March 20 ,2019 --- Hitachi, Ltd. (TSE: 6501, “Hitachi”) and the German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence GmbH (DFKI) jointly developed an AI based technology for quantifying physical load on a worker wearing a sensor suit*1 and for providing effective feedbacks on the movement of each body part. This AI technology performs real-time recognition and quantification of physical load exerted on a worker’s body during work by using the motion data of each body part obtained through sensors in wearable devices.