Hitachi opens European Big Data Laboratory

London, October 7, 2013 --- Hitachi Europe Ltd., a wholly owned subsidiary of Hitachi, Ltd. (TSE: 6501, “Hitachi”) today opened its European Big Data laboratory (“EBDL”) within The University of Manchester Innovation Centre Limited (“UMIC”) to commence proof of concept (“PoC”) projects for improving healthcare using informatics. EBDL is the centre of R&D for Hitachi’s big data business in Europe, and is part of the European R&D Centre of Hitachi Europe, Ltd.