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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.

Hitachi Consumer Marketing and Hitachi Appliances to Announce of the Name of a New Company that will be a Leader in the Home Appliance and A/C Business in the Digital Era, and its Representative

Tokyo, March 1, 2019 –-- Hitachi Consumer Marketing, Inc. and Hitachi Appliances, Inc. today announced that they will, effective April 1, 2019, form a new company that will be a leader in the home appliance and air conditioner business in the digital era within the “Human Life” domain, upon which the Hitachi Group is focusing. The name of the new company and its representative are listed as below.


Fundamental technology to support the early diagnosis of neurodevelopmental disorders from brain response at the time of medication

Tokyo, February 8, 2019 --- Hitachi, Ltd. (TSE: 6501, Hitachi), Jichi Medical University (JMU), International University of Health and Welfare (IUHW) and Chuo University (Chuo-U) have developed fundamental technology to support the early differential diagnosis of concurrent autism spectrum disorder(1) (ASD) in patients with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder(2) (ADHD).

Hitachi Announces the Conclusion of Absorption-type Company Split Agreement Relating to Reorganization of Industrial Equipment Business

Tokyo, February 6, 2019 --- Hitachi, Ltd. (TSE:6501, “Hitachi”) announced on October 25, 2018 that Hitachi Industrial Products, Ltd. (“Hitachi Industrial Products”), a newly established company, will succeed to the Industrial Products Business Unit that operates the business of large-sized industrial equipment through an absorption-type split (the “Company Split”) to strengthen the product business.