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65% of UK consumers would rather shop in-store than online, according to new research from Hitachi Consulting UK

LONDON, UK, December 17, 2012 - Hitachi Consulting UK, a recognised leader in delivering proven business IT strategies and technology solutions, has today released new research that reveals that approximately two-thirds (65%) of Britons still prefer to shop in-store, rather than online. Of those surveyed, fewer than 20% said that they prefer to shop via the internet, whilst 13% said that they prefer to use a combination of channels.

Hitachi Announces to Discontinue the Manufacture of Semiconductors for Information and Semiconductors for Information and Telecommunication Hardwares

Tokyo, Japan, December 7, 2012 - Hitachi, Ltd. (TSE: 6501) today announced the decision to discontinue the manufacture of semiconductors for information and telecommunication hardwares. This step is being taken to optimally allocate management resources to better enhance the competitiveness of Hitachi's Information & Telecommunication Systems business.

Hitachi Announces Realignment of Car Information Systems Business Through Corporate Split

Tokyo, December 6, 2012 - Hitachi, Ltd. (TSE: 6501, "Hitachi") and Hitachi Automotive Systems, Ltd. ("Hitachi Automotive Systems") today announced that the two companies have agreed to transfer the operations of the Car Information Systems ("CIS") Division of Hitachi Automotive Systems to the Information & Telecommunication Systems Company of Hitachi on April 1, 2013.

Hitachi launches first ever brand campaign in Kazakhstan and a further campaign in Russia

Moscow, Russia, 3rd December, 2012 - Hitachi Europe Ltd., a wholly owned subsidiary of Hitachi, Ltd. (TSE:6501), today announced the launch of its brand campaigns in Russia and Kazakhstan. This is Hitachi’s first ever brand campaign in Kazakhstan, whilst the Russian campaign builds on previous successful advertising in the region.

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries and Hitachi Reach a Basic Agreement on Business Integration in the Thermal Power Generation Systems Field

Tokyo, November 29, 2012 --- Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (TSE: 7011, "MHI") and Hitachi, Ltd. (TSE: 6501, "Hitachi") today announced that the two companies have reached a basic agreement, through the resolution of the board of directors of both companies, on integrating businesses in fields centered on thermal power generation systems and jointly managing these operations.

Foundation stone laid in Kozienice

Duisburg, Germany and Kozienice, Poland, 21 November 2012 – Hitachi Power Europe GmbH today announced that Exactly two months from the contract being signed, the foundation stone for the Kozienice 11 coal power plant was laid on 21 November 2012. Hitachi Power Europe (HPE) is erecting the power plant together with parent Hitachi, Babcock Hitachi and consortium partner Polimex Mostatal. The order has an overall volume of EUR 1.5 billion.

The use of new retail technologies could triple if customers understood their true value, reveals Hitachi Consulting UK

LONDON, UK, November 19th, 2012 - Hitachi Consulting UK, a recognised leader in delivering proven business IT strategies and technology solutions, has today released new research that reveals that only 12% of Britons have ever scanned a QR code when shopping – but that three times this number would be willing to do so if they believed that it would offer them added value in the form of discounts, rewards or a more personalised service.

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