Tokyo, July 28, 2009 – Hitachi, Ltd. (NYSE:HIT/TSE:6501 “Hitachi”) today announced that it has decided to acquire the common stock of Hitachi Information Systems, Ltd. (Iwao Hara, President and Chief Executive Officer/TSE: 9741 “Hitachi Information Systems”), by way of a tender offer (the “Tender Offer”).
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LONDON, 18 JUNE 2009 – Hitachi today celebrates the first high speed passenger journey of its Class 395 between Ashford International, Ebbsfleet International and St Pancras International. At the invitation of Southeastern, members of the media and key stakeholders were welcomed on board the Hitachi-built trains today to experience the new trains first hand. On time delivery and the successful completion of 4,000 miles ‘fault free’ running has enabled Southeastern to launch a limited ‘Preview’ service, starting 29 June, nearly six months early.
Tokyo, May 19, 2009 – Hitachi, Ltd. (NYSE:HIT / TSE:6501,hereafter Hitachi) today announced that Hitachi, Ltd. and Hitachi Vehicle Energy, Ltd. which develops and manufactures lithium-ion batteries for automotive applications such as hybrid electric vehicles, have developed a lithium-ion battery having the world's highest power density of 4,500W/kg, 1.7 times the output of the company's mass-produced, automotive lithium-ion batteries. Sampling of the new battery by domestic and overseas car manufacturers will start in autumn.
Tokyo, May 12, 2009 – Hitachi, Ltd. (NYSE:HIT / TSE:6501) today announced its consolidated financial results for fiscal 2008, ended March 31, 2009.
Tokyo, May 7, 2009 – Hitachi, Ltd. (NYSE:HIT / TSE:6501) today announced revisions to the Company's consolidated business forecasts for fiscal 2008, the year ended March 31, 2009, which were announced on February 3, 2009, due to recent business performance. The Company also announced plans to record extraordinary items on an unconsolidated basis.
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.
Tokyo, April 27, 2009 – Hitachi, Ltd. (NYSE:HIT / TSE:6501) today announced that it has decided to merge wholly-owned subsidiary Hitachi Communication Technologies, Ltd. on July 1, 2009.
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 (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).
LONDON, 23 MARCH 2009 – Hitachi Europe Rail Group today announced that the first Class 465 unit with Hitachi traction technology have been handed back to Southeastern on schedule and this prototype unit will start revenue service today.