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Research & Development

Research AreaElectronics

Contributing to society through innovative
edge solutions for productivity and decarbonization

Hitachi is looking at how electronics can contribute to realizing both a comfortable
and highly productive smart and a low-environmental impact carbon-free society.
Research is being conducted on extracting, analyzing and controlling information
from physical space, edge system, augmented and virtual reality systems,
power devices, energy management as well as semiconductor manufacturing
and inspection equipment to support the electronics industry.

Technology Platform

  • Connectivity

    Researching and developing network systems that connect physical space (edge system) with cyber space (cloud), and to transform data into value, as well as technologies for edge and cloud cooperation.

    Core technologies

    • Internet of Things (IoT) data collection and distributed processing
    • IoT data modelling
    • Edge orchestration
    • 5G/radio wave engineering
  • Embedded AI

    Developing artificial intelligence (AI) technology that incorporates both the high power efficiency and real-time processing required by edge devices. By advancing edge devices, we are enabling intelligence in industrial equipment and robotics.

    Core technologies

    • Real-time AI
    • Edge signal processing
    • AI compression
  • Sensing

    Developing sensors and sensing systems such as monitoring of urban space using high-frequency wave technology and analog and digital circuits. Such sensing technologies ensure efficient maintenance and operation of societal infrastructure.

    Core technologies

    • Sensing systems
    • Analog and digital circuits
    • High-frequency wave technology
  • Optical Information Processing

    Using optical information processing to develop interface technologies that connect physical spaces with cyber space. We are also integrating optics with signal processing and control, to create high-added-value sensing and display systems.

    Core technologies

    • Optical engineering
    • High speed digital optical signal processing
    • Optical device control
  • Energy Electronics

    Developing innovative power devices, energy sensing systems, and energy control technology for railway/automotive electrification systems and autonomous distributed power systems.

    Core technologies

    • Power devices
    • Power conversion
    • Energy sensing
    • Energy management
  • Charged Particle Control

    Developing nano-scale fabrication and metrology technologies as well as AI-based process recipe optimization technologies to support the semiconductor production and materials industries.

    Core technologies

    • Electron beam control
    • Plasma control
    • Nano-scale fabrication and metrology
    • Process informatics