HITACHI EUROPE AND ELKART SIGN PARTNERSHIP DEAL TO ROLL OUT SECURITY SOLUTIONS IN POLAND

Warsaw, Poland, August 14th 2008, Hitachi Europe Ltd. and ELKART Systemy Kart Elektronicznych Sp. z o.o. in Poland have signed a partnership agreement to develop new IT security-related business in the banking and government sectors in the Polish IT market. The agreement covers Hitachi's smart card solutions based on the Secure MULTOS platform for banking and public administration related applications, as well as Hitachi's award winning Finger Vein Authentication System.