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Hitachi America Ltd. XBRL Business Unit Xinba™ 2.0 Reader Now Available Free at

-- Free Tool Includes SEC Plug-In to Easily Review/Analyze SEC Filings in Microsoft® Excel® --

BRISBANE, Calif, March 12, 2007 -- Hitachi America, Ltd. XBRL Business Unit, which develops and delivers eXtensible Business Reporting Language (XBRL) solutions for corporate and government customers, today announced that its Xinba™ 2.0 Reader is now available in a free downloadable version featuring a Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Plug-In that allows users to more easily view SEC Voluntary Filing Program (VFP) filings

Xinba Reader is a desktop-based Microsoft® Excel® add-in that gives users the capability to import, open and read XBRL financial information directly in Microsoft Excel. Unlike other XBRL readers that can only read from proprietary data sources, Xinba Reader can open and read any XBRL-compliant document.

With the addition of the SEC Plug-In, Xinba Reader users can now read and analyze XBRL-based SEC VFP filings quickly and easily. XBRL’s interactive data is leading to a new era in financial analysis, allowing analysts to more easily “get under the hood” of publicly-held companies.

“The increasing use of XBRL’s interactive data by the SEC is creating a new era of financial transparency,” said Wilson So, general manager of Hitachi America, Ltd. XBRL Business Unit, observing that SEC Chairman Christopher Cox was recently quoted as claiming that "(Interactive data) directly led to the uncovering of billions of dollars of backdated stock option awards."

Xinba 2.0 Reader with the SEC Plug-In runs on all versions of Microsoft Excel: 2000, XP, and 2003 and can be downloaded free at