News Releases from Headquarters

November 30, 2000
- The Hitachi exhibition theme is HDR
"Pioneering a New Generation of Mobile Net World"-
Hitachi, Ltd. (TSE: 6501)  today announced it will participate in the " ITU TELECOM 
ASIA 2000", organized by the International Telecommunications Union (ITU), to be 
held in Hong Kong, China from December 4 to 9.  Hitachi's theme for this exhibition 
is HDR "Pioneering a New Generation of Mobile Net World".  Hitachi will exhibit and 
demonstrate next-generation mobile data communication solutions based on High Data 
Rate (HDR) technology.  

HDR is wireless data communication system, which enables high-performance, cost 
effective wireless data services.  HDR provides a spectrally efficient 2.4M bit/s 
peak rate in a standard 1.25 MHz channel bandwidth.  Optimized for packet data 
services, HDR incorporates a flexible architecture based on standard Internet 
Protocols(IP).  HDR's IP-based architecture allows flexible implementation of this 
wireless system in high-performance and cost effective ways.  As a complementary 
solution to voice networks utilizing operator's existing cell sites, towers, 
antennas and network equipment, HDR technology allows operators to leverage 
theircurrent infrastructure investment and cellular networks.  HDR can also be 
implemented as a stand alone system using off-the-shelf IP backbone equipment.  
HDR is compatible with IS-95A, IS-95-B and future cdma2000 networks, enabling 
existing cdmaOne and cdma2000 service providers to obtain higher capacities and 
superior performance by optimizing voice and data spectra separately.

       Hitachi is the leading provider of HDR infrastructure systems.  It is the 
first company to jointly develop and manufacture HDR's equipment, which is has 
done with Qualcomm since January 2000.  And it has been supporting KDDI's  HDR 
technology field trials from this summer.  Further more information, please go to
Hitachi 's homepage at http:www.hitachi.co.jp/HDR. The Hitachi exhibit will be in 
HALL 2 #2405, Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre, Hong Kong, China.

       Hitachi, Ltd., headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, is one of the world's leading 
global electronics companies, with fiscal 1999 (ended March 31, 2000) consolidated 
sales of 8,001 billion yen ($75.5 billion*). The company manufactures and markets 
a wide range of products, including computers, semiconductors, consumer products 
and power and industrial equipment. For more information on Hitachi, Ltd., please 
visit Hitachi's Web site at URL:http://global.hitachi.com.

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