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Hitachi to Strengthen Business Structures for Global Expansion of the Social Innovation Business

Tokyo, January 31, 2018 --- Hitachi, Ltd. (TSE:6501, “Hitachi”) announced today that on April 1, 2018, it will strengthen its business structures as outlined below, to expand the Social Innovation Business, and to further evolve Hitachi into a true global company.

1.    Strengthening structures for the global expansion of the Social Innovation Business using digital technologies

FANUC, Hitachi, and Preferred Networks to establish a joint venture company for the development of Intelligent Edge Systems

Tokyo, Japan, January 31, 2018 --- FANUC CORPORATION (TSE: 6594, “FANUC”), Hitachi, Ltd. (TSE:6501, “Hitachi”), and Preferred Networks, Inc. (“PFN”) today announced that they have reached an agreement to establish a joint venture company (the “new company”) on April 2, 2018, to develop Intelligent Edge Systems(1) that utilize artificial intelligence (AI) technologies in edge devices in the industrial and social infrastructure field.

Hitachi Receives FDA 510(k) Clearance for Real Time Image Gating Motion Management for its Proton Therapy System

Tokyo, Japan, January 24, 2018 – Hitachi, Ltd. (TSE: 6501, “Hitachi”) and Hokkaido University announced that it has obtained U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) 510(k) clearance on December 26, 2017 for the commercialization of “Real Time Image Gating System for Proton Beam Therapy Systems” (RGPT), allowing for its systems in the United States to treat patients with cutting-edge motion management together with its advanced Spot Scanning irradiation technology.

Hitachi to Expand its Clinical Reporting and Analytics for Diagnostic Imaging with the Acquisition of VidiStar

Twinsburg, OH, January 9, 2018 --- Hitachi Healthcare Americas Corporation, a wholly owned subsidiary of Hitachi, Ltd. (TSE: 6501, “Hitachi“) and a leading provider of medical imaging modalities to hospital and ambulatory clients nationwide, today announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire VidiStar, LLC, a Greenville, SC-based company focused on reinventing how doctors review and report on diagnostic exams to drive productivity, portability, and improved communication and clinical decision making.

Project Director appointed to support Wylfa Newydd delivery

London, 04th January 2018 – Hitachi Nuclear Energy Europe, Ltd., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Hitachi, Ltd. (TSE: 6501, “Hitachi”), today announced appointment of a leading nuclear Project Director to the contractor team supporting Horizon Nuclear Power, in preparation for delivery of Horizons 2.7GW Wylfa Newydd nuclear plant on the Isle of Anglesey, in North Wales.

As of 2nd January, Eric Chassard has been appointed to lead the Menter Newydd team, which is developing a costed construction schedule for Wylfa Newydd, underpinning Horizon’s overall delivery plans.

Hitachi Automotive Systems and Clarion Announce the Development of “Park-by-Memory” Advanced Autonomous Parking Technology that Remembers the Local Environment around Home Parking Spaces

Tokyo, January 8, 2018 --- Hitachi Automotive Systems, Ltd. and Clarion Co., Ltd. today announced the development of Park-by-Memory autonomous parking technology that remembers the environment surrounding users’ home parking spaces. Moving forward, the companies will aim for the initial adoption of this system through proposals to automotive manufacturers.

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