News Releases

11/15/1999

Hitachi Group Companies COMDEX '99

Nov 15, 1999 08:31 AM

Hitachi, Ltd., headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, is one of the world's leading global electronics companies, with fiscal 1998 (ended March 31, 1999) consolidated sales of 7,977 billion yen ($65.9 billion*). The company manufactures and markets a wide range of products, including computers, semiconductors, consumer products and power and industrial equipment. For more information on Hitachi, Ltd., please visit Hitachi’s Web site at www.hitachi.co.jp.

*At an exchange rate of 121 yen to the dollar.

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

Hitachi America, Ltd., Computer Division, supplies high-performance computer storage products and multimedia products to OEMs, value-added resellers, system integrators and distributors. The division's products include high-capacity hard disk drives and optical drives, digital multimedia recorders, hand-held computers, LCD projectors, color laser beam printers and flat panel displays

Hitachi America, Ltd., Home Electronics Division, markets a variety of consumer electronics including high-definition TVs (HDTV), projection TVs (PTV), color TVs, DVD players, VCRs and camcorders, as well as security and observation system products. Premium Hitachi products are sold under the Hitachi UltraVision and UltraVision Digital brand names.

Hitachi Data Systems, recognized as a leading provider of business solutions for the world’s most IT-intensive corporations, offers professional services, multiplatform storage subsystems, and the industry’s broadest line of high-performance servers. The company’s extensive range of products and services, coupled with its business alliances with key industry leaders, enable it to transform IT into business agility for high-end and middle-market customers. Hitachi Data Systems is owned by Hitachi, Ltd. (NYSE:HIT) and has its headquarters in Santa Clara, California. For further information on Hitachi Data Systems, access www.hds.com.

Hitachi Koki Imaging Solutions, Inc. (HiKIS) is recognized worldwide for its innovations in printing solutions. HiKIS is a subsidiary of Hitachi Koki Co. Ltd., one of the world's most advanced print engine manufacturers, and part of the $66 billion Hitachi Group of companies. The HiKIS/Hitachi Koki team combines world-class print engines, print controllers, software technology and imaging supplies to make it a global leader in the development of the world's best printing solutions.

Hitachi NSA, a member of the Hitachi Group, is a leading supplier of display technology in the United States of America. With numerous product awards for excellence, Hitachi NSA provides superior quality displays at value prices to business, education, government and professional markets. For more information please contact Hitachi NSA Customer Relations at 1-800-441-4832, or via email at info@hitachidisplays.com. Information is also available on the World Wide Web at www.hitachidisplays.com.

Maxell Corporation of America is a leading full-line manufacturer of digital and analog media products for audio, video and camcorder applications,accessories and headphones, computer storage media, batteries and professional audio and video media.

For Media/Investor Inquiries, please contact:

Gerard F. Corbett
Hitachi America, Ltd.
Vice President
Corp. Communications Group
Tel:(650) 244-7900
Fax: (650) 244-7920
gerard.corbett@hal.hitachi.com

For all other inquiries please call:
1-800-HITACHI

If you have any questions specifically about Investor Relations in the United States, please contact our Investor Relations Department at investor.info@hal.hitachi.com