Press Releases 2016

Hitachi Launches New "Global Brand Campaign"

Tokyo, Japan, May 23, 2016 --- Hitachi, Ltd. (TSE: 6501) today announced that the Hitachi Group launches the new “Global Brand Campaign” that is aligned with the management vision based on the “2018 Mid-term Management Plan” created during the current fiscal year. The new campaign will be rolled out simultaneously in 19 countries through various media. Under the campaign copy “THE FUTURE IS OPEN TO SUGGESTIONS,” the goal of this campaign is to build the brand through collaborative creation with customers and partners.

Hokkaido University Hospital Begins Treatments of Extraordinary Precision as the World’s First Facility equipped with both Real-Time image Gated and Spot Scanning Proton Beam Therapy

Tokyo, Japan, May 20, 2016 -- Hokkaido University and Hitachi, Ltd. (TSE:6501) have jointly developed an advanced technique to treat moving targets with proton beam therapy. This project was awarded a grant in 2010 under the Funding Program for World-Leading Innovative R&D on Science and Technology (the “FIRST Program”), a national project sponsored by the Japanese government. This new technique is now being clinically used with two additional capabilities – Cone Beam CT (CBCT) and Intensity Modulated Proton Therapy (IMPT).

Hitachi Announces the Decision of Incorporation-type Company Split Plan Related to the LCD Panel, etc. Manufacturing Equipment Business

Tokyo, Japan, May 18, 2016 --- Hitachi, Ltd. (TSE:6501, “Hitachi”) announced that it would spin off its LCD panel, etc. manufacturing equipment business (the “Business to Be Split-Off “) to a newly established company through an incorporation-type company split (the “Company Split”) on July 1, 2016. On the same date, Hitachi will transfer most of the shares in the newly established company to a company recently established by Polaris Capital Group Co., Ltd.* (President: Yuji Kimura, “POLARIS”)(the “Transfer of Shares”)


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