Hitachi Electronics Services' President & CEO, Dr. Naoya Takahashi, named as the recipient of the 2012 IEEE Reynold B. Johnson Information Storage Systems Award

Tokyo, July 27, 2011 – Hitachi, Ltd. (NYSE: HIT/TSE: 6501) and Hitachi Electronics Services Co., Ltd. (HES), a wholly owned subsidiary of Hitachi, Ltd. today announced that Dr. Naoya Takahashi, President & CEO of HES, has been named as the recipient of the 2012 IEEE(*1) Reynold B. Johnson Information Storage Systems Award. The IEEE Reynold B. Johnson Information Storage Systems Award was established in 1992 in honor of Reynold B. Johnson, a renowned pioneer of magnetic disk technology. The award recognizes outstanding contributions to information storage systems based on their impact and historical significance to the evolution of computer storage systems.