Hitachi Announces to Discontinue the Manufacture of Semiconductors for Information and Semiconductors for Information and Telecommunication Hardwares

Tokyo, Japan, December 7, 2012 - Hitachi, Ltd. (TSE: 6501) today announced the decision to discontinue the manufacture of semiconductors for information and telecommunication hardwares. This step is being taken to optimally allocate management resources to better enhance the competitiveness of Hitachi's Information & Telecommunication Systems business. Specifically, Hitachi will terminate the manufacture of semiconductor integrated circuits currently performed by the Micro Device Division under the Information & Telecommunication Systems Company on March 31, 2014.