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Hitachi

Hitachi Group

History of Hitachi 1980-1999
1980
  • Completed 300-MW AC/DC converter for electricity link between Hokkaido and Honshu
1982
  • Hitachi Europe Ltd. established
  • Succeeded in world's first micro-level observation of magnetic field by the use of electron beam holography
1983
  • Developed air conditioner with scroll compressor
1984

picture of 256-kbit DRAMs
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  • Completed first improved standard BWR to be made in Japan
  • Started mass production of 256-kbit DRAMs *figure8
1985

picture of CAD/CAE system with ultra-high resolution color display
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  • Completed the "JT-60" large-scale Tokamak device for break-even plasma experiments
  • Developed CAD/CAE system with ultra-high resolution color display *figure9
1986
  • Completed HITAC M-68X series
1987
  • Practical application of predictive fuzzy control
  • Completed large display using color liquid crystal projection
1988
  • Developed quadrapedal robot
  • Hitachi Asia Pte. Ltd. established
1989
  • Developed world's fastest superconductive computer
  • Developed superconductive MR imaging equipment
  • Established two R&D centers in the U.S. and two laboratories in Europe
1990
  • Released very large-scale computer with the world's fastest processing speed at that time
  • Developed high-resolution TFT color liquid crystal display
1991
  • Developed inverter-controlled electric locomotive with the world's largest control capacity
  • Developed highly sensitive image pickup tubes
1992
  • Completed core network 500-kV substation system
  • Developed core technology for atomic manipulation and observation of atomic arrangement using scanning tunneling microscope
1993
  • Developed Shinkansen (Bullet Train) with new maximum service speed of 270 km/h
  • First in world to successfully demonstrate operation of single-electron memory at room temperature
  • Developed capillary array DNA sequencer
1994
  • Hitachi (China) Ltd. established
  • Developed the original 32-bit RISC processor SuperH family
  • Developed clean ATM
  • Successful prototype of 1-Gbit DRAM
1995

picture of Super TFT LCD module featuring ultra-wide viewing angles
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  • Developed Super TFT LCD module featuring ultra-wide viewing angles *figure10
  • Developed 10-Gbit/s fiber optic transmission equipment
  • Developed MULTI 2 encryption algorithm
1997
  • Developed core technology for 4.7-Gbyte DVD-RAM
  • Developed magnetocardiography technology for scanning cardiac patients
  • Developed small proton accelerator for cancer treatment
1998
  • Developed 320-Gbit/s optical data transmission system
  • Developed refrigerator/air conditioner with PAM control
1999
  • Commercialized lithium secondary battery using manganese system