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Hitachi America Research & Development

Hitachi America, Research and Development Division (R&D) was established in 1989 as part of Hitachi's strategy to locate research centers close to industry-leading advanced markets.

Over the years, Hitachi America R&D has pursued research with leading business partners and research institutions, supporting many backbone businesses of Hitachi including semiconductors, automotive systems, IT platforms and networks.

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Solutions

Featured Solutions

Hitachi America R&D is engaged in research activities that leverage big data analytics, internet of things, artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning and other technologies. These activities are designed to provide the foundation for new solutions that help organizations optimize operations, improve productivity and efficiency and solve unique challenges. Our research is focused on four key areas: asset lifecycle management, optimized manufacturing, predictive maintenance and finance.

At Hitachi America, our R&D team is expanding the boundaries of operational excellence through new technologies and solutions that drive new levels of operational efficiency and environmental sustainability.

Asset Lifecycle Management

Asset Lifecycle Management

We are developing an integrated asset lifecycle management solution that can reduce non-productive time, improve process and asset utilization, and enable innovation-led growth opportunities.

Optimized Factory

Optimized Factory

Focused on shop floor optimization, our manufacturing research activities include operations-related research such as analyzing yield, downtime and traceability as well as factory health monitoring and reliability analysis of factory assets.

Fleet Management

Fleet Management

A well-managed fleet responds quickly to any demand. But as fleets grow and demands become more complex, fleets are under increasing pressure to perform faster and better, with less.

Finance

Finance

Trust is based on integrity – especially in financial operations. And blockchain technology is one of the best solutions ever invented for data integrity. Organizations worldwide rely on it to ensure the secure and compliant management of their business processes and data.

Energy

Energy

When industries transform, opportunities emerge. That’s certainly true in the energy industry, where rapid digitalization, the shift to renewable energy and the rise of self-generating communities are disrupting the grid, rapidly reshaping the industry — and creating opportunities for innovation.

Additional Solutions

Mobility

Mobility

In the automotive sector, we are working with Hitachi partners and leading manufacturers worldwide to develop innovative solutions, including sensor fusion and vehicle control algorithms, advanced electronic control unit (ECU), occupant monitoring systems, and more.

Healthcare

Healthcare

In healthcare, a decision can be a matter of life or death. Any technology that enables faster, more accurate decision-making is invaluable – and today’s data analytics does just that. With fast access to the right data, analytics can turn this data into actionable insights that drive better healthcare decisions.

Operation Optimization

Operation Optimization

Change is coming to industrial operations, but current transformation approaches often lack a technology backbone that systematically addresses value chain requirements. To be successful, an organization’s transformation must eliminate silos and disconnects in IT and operational technology (OT) systems, which leave them without a single source of truth. In addition to eliminating silos, organizations must also find a way to address manual processes and workflows, a lack of access to external demand and supply signals, and susceptibility to market and technology disruptions.

Predictive Maintenance

Predictive Maintenance

Avoid unexpected equipment downtime and the related costs. Companies across industries are using artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning and analytics to predict equipment failures before they happen, so they can take preventive action. Companies that make use of predictive maintenance can avoid unexpected failures, decrease maintenance costs and increase equipment availability to achieve operational excellence.

Design Approach

Design Approach

From concept to production, your design is foundational to success. Businesses must be creative if they want to succeed and grow. Hitachi’s human-centric design approach is an effective way for organizations to tap into this creativity across industries. Companies can improve their ability to identify opportunities, define and scope objectives, innovate new solutions and validate their values while addressing a broad range of business challenges.

Technologies behind the Solutions

IoT/Edge/IT Platform

IoT/Edge/IT Platform

At Hitachi America Research and Development Division (R&D), we recognize that the Internet of Things (IoT) edge is critical to every industrial IoT solution. That’s why we are developing innovative IoT edge, core analytics and platform solutions.

Industrial AI

Industrial AI

Industrial AI is the application of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning (AI & ML) to address the opportunities and challenges presented in Industry 4.0. This is an important area of research that is gaining prominence due to the ever-increasing number of connected equipment and corporations trying to utilize the latest technologies to enhance their industrial operations.

Proven Manufacturing Knowhow

Proven Manufacturing Knowhow

A thorough understanding of the manufacturing process is key to keeping production quality up and costs down. That’s why today’s manufacturers are turning to end-to-end value chain solutions to improve and modernize product design, prototyping, manufacturing, and maintenance, repair and update (MRU) capabilities.

Blockchain

Blockchain

Distributed ledger technologies (DLTs) are emerging as the leading solution for securing and certifying business data. DLTs, also referred to as blockchain systems, are based on Hyperledger and similar platforms and are generally regarded as immutable. But their data can be manipulated if someone can access all of the system’s nodes, or servers.

Why Hitachi America R&D

Why R&D

We develop innovative solutions based on the deep experience and technical expertise we've accumulated across a wide range of industry sectors. We're also planting the seeds of Social Innovation by gaining insights into the social issues of the future while promoting open innovation. You can read more about why to choose Hitachi America R&D.

Our Method

Our Method

Hitachi R&D's method is to reduce cost, increase revenue, and radically transform customer’s business. Our Global Center for Social Innovation (North America) is part of R&D that creates next generation Social Innovation solutions that add value to customer’s business. You can read more about our method at Customer Co-Creation Mechanism.

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