Strengthening the Development and Establishment of IoT Platforms for the Expansion of the Digital Solutions Business

Tokyo, Japan, April 14, 2016 --- Hitachi, Ltd. (TSE:6501, "Hitachi") today announced that it is planning to strengthen the development and establishment of IoT(Internet of Things) platforms as part of efforts to expand the digital solutions business. The Services & Platforms Business Unit(BU), whose global headquarter is newly established in the United States, will invest a total of 100 billion yen in this initiative over the three year period from FY2016 to FY2018. In this way, Hitachi will contribute to growth and the resolution of issues for customers through IoT platforms that combine Operational Technology(OT) and Information Technology(IT), which represent Hitachi’s strengths.