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NEC Electronics and Renesas to Integrate Business Operations

KAWASAKI, Japan, TOKYO, Japan, April 27, 2009 – NEC Electronics Corporation (NEC Electronics; TSE: 6723), Renesas Technology Corp. (Renesas), NEC Corporation (NEC; TSE: 6701), Hitachi, Ltd. (Hitachi; TSE: 6501 / NYSE: HIT), and Mitsubishi Electric Corporation (Mitsubishi Electric; TSE: 6503) today agreed to enter into negotiations to integrate business operations at NEC Electronics and Renesas.


London, April 8, 2009 – Hitachi Consulting, the global business and IT consulting company of Hitachi Ltd., today announced that it has acquired Edenbrook Ltd., a United Kingdom-based IT consulting firm which specialises in delivering Microsoft and Oracle solutions. Edenbrook's client base includes Virgin Media, easyjet, BUPA, Lloyds TSB and Whitbread.

Sagem Sécurité and Hitachi combine world-class fingerprint and vein recognition technologies

Sagem Sécurité (SAFRAN group), the world leader in biometrics, is partnering with Hitachi, an engineering and information technology giant, to develop a multimode biometric recognition module. Developed and produced by Sagem Sécurité, this module will combine the best of Hitachi's vein imaging technology (VeinID) and Sagem Sécurité's fingerprint identification technology (Morpho).

Hitachi to Take Part in Direct Methanol Fuel Cell Joint Evaluation in the U.K. with CPI and Hitachi High-Technologies

Tokyo, February 24, 2009 – The Centre for Process Innovation Ltd. (“CPI”), Hitachi, Ltd. (NYSE:HIT / TSE:6501, “Hitachi”) and Hitachi High-Technologies Corporation (TSE:8036, “Hitachi High-Technologies”) have agreed to begin a joint evaluation aimed at developing applications for direct methanol fuel cells (DMFCs) and creating a viable business in the U.K.