New Hitachi-made Rail Cars Enter Service In U.s.

New Hitachi-made rail cars enter service in U.S.

A new train using rail cars produced by Japan's Hitachi Ltd. began service on Thursday in the mass transit system of Miami, Florida.

The stainless-steel rail cars are for Metrorail, Miami-Dade Transit's 40-kilometer-long dual-track, elevated rapid transit system linking Miami International Airport to downtown Miami and a suburban residential area.

Top Business Lobby Chooses Hitachi Chairman As Next Chief

Top business lobby chooses Hitachi chairman as next chief

The Japan Business Federation (Keidanren) has decided that its current vice chair Hiroaki Nakanishi, who is also the chairman of Hitachi Ltd., will be the next chairman of the organization starting in June 2018.

With the term in office of the current Keidanren chairman -- 74-year-old Sadayuki Sakakibara -- coming to an end in June next year, it had become increasingly necessary to find a successor.

Hitachi Train Launch In Britain Marked By Delays

Hitachi train launch in Britain marked by delays

Jiji Press LONDON (Jiji Press) — New high-speed train cars manufactured by Hitachi Ltd. made an embarrassing debut in Britain on Monday, hit by delays and broken air conditioning.

The first service, which had Transport Secretary Chris Grayling on board, departed 25 minutes later than scheduled and arrived 41 minutes late due to technical problems, according to BBC and other media reports.

Hitachi Automotive Showcases 48v Li-ion Battery

Hitachi Automotive Showcases 48V Li-ion Battery

Hitachi Automotive Systems Ltd exhibited a 48V lithium-ion (Li-ion) battery pack at Automotive Engineering Exposition 2017, which took place from May 24 to 26, 2017, in Yokohama, Japan.

The company is now shipping samples of the product, expecting that it will be employed in the Chinese market in 2019.

Hitachi Develops 3.3kv Full-sic Power Module

Hitachi Develops 3.3kV full-SiC Power Module

Hitachi Power Semiconductor Device Ltd developed a SiC power module with a withstand voltage of 3.3kV and an output current of 450A and exhibited it at PCIM Europe 2017, which took place from May 16 to 18, 2017, in Nuremberg, Germany.

It is a so-called "full-SiC" power module, whose diode and transistor are made of SiC (silicon carbide). This time, The "nHPD2," which is a next-generation package for high-output industrial power modules, was employed.

Hitachi And Honda Sign Mou Aiming To Establish A Joint Venture Company For Electric Vehicle Motors

Hitachi and Honda Sign MoU Aiming to Establish a Joint Venture Company for Electric Vehicle MotorsHitachi Automotive Systems, Ltd., and Honda Motor Co., Ltd., today announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding ("MoU") on Feb. 3, aiming to establish a joint venture company for the development, manufacture and sales of motors for electric vehicles. The two companies now will conduct formal discussions regarding the establishment of the new company.

Hitachi Maxell's Led Lantern Powered By Water, Salt

Hitachi Maxell's LED Lantern Powered by Water, SaltHitachi Maxell Ltd will release an LED-based lantern that generates electricity by using water and salt Jan 25, 2017.
The lantern, "Mizusion," emits light because magnesium alloy, oxygen in the air and salt water function as a negative electrode, positive electrode and electrolyte, respectively, and generate electricity.

Hitachi Develops Lens-less, Ultra-slim Camera

Hitachi Develops Lens-less, Ultra-slim CameraHitachi Ltd developed a new image-sensing technology to reduce the size and cost of cameras for its "social innovation" business.
With the new technology, the company aims to take images in more locations, collect them as data, analyze them by using AI (artificial intelligence), etc and use them as valuable data.

Hitachi Walk-through Type Explosives Trace Detection System

Hitachi walk-through type explosives trace detection systemHitachi will begin providing walk-through type explosives trace detection system for critical infrastructure facilities such as power plants and data centers from this October. The system detects explosives in 3 seconds by efficiently collecting the fine particles attached on ID cards and analyzing them with built-in devices.

Hitachi Zosen Receives Order For Solid Polymer-type Hydrogen Generator

Hitachi Zosen Receives Order for Solid Polymer-type Hydrogen GeneratorHitachi Zosen Corp announced Sept 15, 2016, that it has received an order for hydrogen production equipment from Japan's National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST).
The hydrogen production capacity of the equipment, "Hydrospring," is 5Nm3/h. Hitachi Zosen will deliver it to Fukushima Renewable Energy Institute of AIST (FREA) in January 2017.

Hitachi Starts Trials Of Emiew3 Humanoid Robot At Haneda Airport

Hitachi starts trials of EMIEW3 humanoid robot at Haneda airportHitachi Ltd. started trials of its EMIEW3 humanoid robot at Tokyo's Haneda airport on Friday to aid foreign visitors to Japan.
During the trials through December in the domestic Terminal 2 at the airport, the robot will communicate with passengers in Japanese and English at a designated information center and display relevant information.

Hitachi Develops High Performance Data Processing Technology

Hitachi develops high performance data processing technology increasing data analytics speed by up to 100 timesHitachi today announced the development of a database management system optimized for the high-speed embedded memory in the hardware (FPGA) and technology for high performance parallel data processing in FPGAs. Using these technologies, speed of data analytics was successfully increased by up to a maximum of 100 times compared with not using these technologies.