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6/16/2008

Hitachi Introduces CP-WX625 LCD Projector At InfoComm 08

-- New CP-WX625 Projector Offers WXGA Resolution, Widescreen Capability and a 2,000-hour Hybrid Filter--

LAS VEGAS, , June 16, 2008 — Providing WXGA resolution, a brightness of 4,000 ANSI lumens and a 2,000-hour hybrid filter, Hitachi Home Electronics (America), Inc., Business Group, will introduce the CP-WX625 LCD projector at InfoComm 08. With networking functionality and Hitachi’s proprietary My Image Campus Notification system, the CP-WX625 projector is ideal for higher education applications.

The CP-WX625 LCD projector is specially designed for use with widescreen-format laptops and imaging applications that use 16:10 aspect ratios. Additionally, the CP-WX625 features an HDMI terminal, allowing digital signals such as DVD players/recorders and HD to be transmitted digitally to the projector. A 16-watt speaker output provides sufficient audio coverage, while the hybrid filter is side-mounted, allowing for easier maintenance. Further simplifying maintenance, the CP-WX625 also features a top-door lamp, making replacement much easier.

The CP-WX625 also features one RGB input, one RGB output and one BNC input, as well as component, composite and S-Video connections. It offers horizontal and vertical lens shift, an Instant On/Off option and a lamp life of approximately 3,000 hours in Whisper Mode. Providing advanced anti-theft capabilities, the CP-WX625 features a security bar and transition detector.

“The Hitachi CP-WX625 LCD projector addresses several demands in the marketplace, including widescreen capability and longer time between cleaning filters,” said John Glad, product manager, Hitachi Home Electronics (America), Inc., Business Group. “High performance and low cost of ownership make the CP-WX625 an ideal solution for a variety of environments, particularly in higher education.”

About Hitachi

Hitachi Home Electronics (America), Inc., Business Group, subsidiary of Hitachi America, Ltd., markets LCD projectors, interactive panels and whiteboards and security and observation system products through value added resellers, system integrators, distributors and OEM.

Hitachi has a unique position in the marketplace by manufacturing and developing its own core technologies to provide consumers and businesses with optimal product performance in each of Hitachi's product categories.  For Business products go to www.hitachi.us/digitalmedia.  For consumer products, please visit www.hitachi.us/tv.

Hitachi America, Ltd., a subsidiary of Hitachi, Ltd., markets and manufactures a broad range of electronics, computer systems and products, and provides industrial equipment and services throughout North America. For more information, visit www.hitachi.us.

Hitachi, Ltd., (NYSE: HIT / TSE: 6501), headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, is a leading global electronics company with approximately 390,000 employees worldwide. Fiscal 2007 (ended March 31, 2008) consolidated revenues totaled 11,226 billion yen ($112.2 billion).

The company offers a wide range of systems, products and services in market sectors including information systems, electronic devices, power and industrial systems, consumer products, materials, logistics and financial services. For more information on Hitachi, please visit the company's website at www.hitachi.com

Contacts

Tamara Deschryver
Hitachi Home Electronics (America), Inc.
619.591.5413
tamara.deschryver@hal.hitachi.com

Travis McGee
Griffin Integrated Communications
(212) 481-3456 x24
tmcgee@griffinpr.com