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Hitachi

Hitachi Group

History of Hitachi 1960-1979
1960
  • Developed cubic-type refrigerator
1961
  • Developed fully automatic washing machine
  • Completed experimental nuclear reactor
1962
  • Developed exothermic self-hardening mold
1963
  • Completed 265,000-kW impulse reheating cross-compound turbine
1964
  • Completed the first cars for the Shinkansen (Bullet Train)
  • Developed seat reservation system for Japanese National Railways
  • Manufactured monorail running between Haneda Airport and Hamamatsu-cho, Tokyo
1965
  • Completed HITAC 5020 system
  • Completed 19-inch 90° polarized color cathode ray tube using rare earth fluorescent elements
1966
  • Developed LTP processing technique for silicon transistors
1967
  • Developed dry-type room air conditioner
1968
  • Developed hybrid LSI
  • Completed HIDIC 100 electronic computer for control applications
  • Developed 300-m/min elevators for high-rise buildings
1969
  • Completed on-line banking system
  • Developed and mass-produced all-transistor color televisions
  • Developed Lo-D 2-Way speaker system
1970

picture of computer-aided traffic control system for the Shinkansen (Bullet Train)
*figure5

  • Developed computer-aided traffic control system for the Shinkansen (Bullet Train) *figure5
1971
  • Completed large (1 Gbyte) file storage unit
1973
  • Developed new-type image pickup tube
1974

picture of Japan's first 470,000-kW nuclear power station
*figure6

  • Developed numerically controlled ruling engine for aplanatic concave diffraction grating
  • Commercial operation began at Japan's first 470,000-kW nuclear power station *figure6
  • Successful automation of semiconductor assembly (automation of wire bonding for LSIs and transistors)
1975

picture of large M-series computer system
*figure7

  • Developed high-performance heat transfer surface (Thermoexcell)
  • Developed Hitachi High Crown Control Mill
  • Completed large M-series computer system *figure7
1976
  • Succeeded in trial of world's first optical transmission system
1977
  • Developed high-speed amino acid analysis machine (type 837)
  • Completed construction of Fugen advanced thermal converter reactor
1978
  • Completed world's first field emission electron microscope with record-high resolution
  • Experimental color camera with solid-state miniature image device developed
1979
  • Completed HITAC M-series 200H