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10/24/2011

Hitachi Electronic Devices USA Announces Recommendation For ISO 9001:2008 Certification

GREENVILLE, SC October 24, 2011 – Greenville, SC (October 24, 2011)– Hitachi Electronic Devices (USA), Inc. (HEDUS), a leading supplier of Industrial Liquid Crystal Displays (LCD) and Video Display Devices throughout the Americas, has been recommended for ISO 9001:2008 certification by Det Norske Veritas (DNV). ISO 9001:2008 registration is the most widely recognized international standard for quality management systems and is an important step in maintaining their leadership position in the industry.

The ISO standards are the only set of international standards that addresses systemic change. The ISO 9001:2008 standard is a standard that defines minimum requirements for a company’s Quality Management System. Many major domestic purchasers and multinational corporations require their suppliers to hold ISO 9001:2008 certification. In addition to benefits to the management of the company of a more organized operating environment and a higher level of satisfaction for customers a number significant financial benefits for organizations certified to ISO 9001:2008 can also be realized.

"We are proud of this achievement. It is tangible evidence of our commitment to superior product quality and customer satisfaction," said Tom Heiser, President and CEO of HEDUS. "Our LCD panels have been supplied for years by our ISO 9001:2008 certified Hitachi sister companies in Japan (Hitachi Displays, Ltd.) and Taiwan (Kaohsiung Hitachi Electronics Co. Ltd.) and we are excited to offer this with our Panel+ Display Products which we design and assemble in the USA.

ABOUT HITACHI

About Hitachi Electronic Devices (USA), Inc.

Hitachi Electronics Devices, (USA) Inc., a subsidiary of Hitachi America Ltd., markets and manufactures LCD’s and Panel+ display assemblies to North and South America, focusing on the small and mid size LCD business area, mainly for use in mobile devices, gaming, in-flight entertainment, medical use and other industrial applications. Hitachi is the industry leader with it’s In plane Switching (IPS) technology for wide viewing angle high performance Displays.

About Hitachi, Ltd.

Hitachi, Ltd., (NYSE: HIT / TSE: 6501), headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, is a leading global electronics company with approximately 360,000 employees worldwide. Fiscal 2010 (ended March 31, 2011) consolidated revenues totaled 9,315 billion yen ($112.2 billion). Hitachi will focus more than ever on the Social Innovation Business, which includes information and telecommunication systems, power systems, environmental, industrial and transportation systems, and social and urban systems, as well as the sophisticated materials and key devices that support them. For more information on Hitachi, please visit the company's website at http://www.hitachi.com.

Contacts

Larry Weidman
Hitachi Electronic Devices (USA) Inc.
864-299-2673
Larry.weidman@hedus.com