Hitachi Review

Home Appliances and their Role in Hitachi's Social Innovation Business

Volume 64 Number 2 March 2015

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Hitachi seeks to anticipate changing needs and new perceptions of value as these evolve with changing lifestyles, and then to utilize new technology and functions to deliver what consumers truly want. This issue of Hitachi Review focuses on home appliances, describing how Hitachi Appliances, Inc. goes about achieving its aim of supplying products with new value by paying rigorous attention to energy efficiency and by contributing to society through a reduced load on the environment.

From the Editor

From the Editor
Takeshi Hoshino

Expert Insights

Future Outlook for Home Appliances
Jasmine Lim

Technotalk

Contributing to Lifestyle Innovation by Creating New Value in Home Appliances
Kaori Kashimura / Mayumi Fukuyama, Dr. Eng. / Shinichi Uruma / Atsuhiko Urushihara

Overview

Pursuing "Value" in Home Appliances
Atsuhiko Urushihara / Yoshiko Kimura

Featured Articles

Development of the "Vacuum Compartment" Series of Large-capacity Refrigerators
—Adding Photocatalyst Preservation for Vegetable Compartment to Environmentally Conscious Features—
Shintaro Yamawaki / Atsuko Funayama / Hirobumi Nagumo / Akiyoshi Ohira, Dr. Eng.
Development of the Top-loading Washer Dryer
—Adding High Flow Rate Circulation Wash to Environmentally Conscious Features—
Kazutoshi Katane / Hiroyasu Tamagawa / Tetsushi Yoshida / Shuji Aita
Development of Room Air Conditioners
—Adding Multi-monitoring System to Environmentally Conscious Features—
Eisuke Matsubara / Tetsuya Tadokoro / Kotoyoshi Kimura / Yuto Komatsu / Tomohiro Komatsu / Ryota Iijima
Developing the High-power Cyclonic Cleaner
—Adding "Powerful 420 W Suction" to Environmentally Conscious Features—
Keiichi Yabe / Koji Shirakawa / Shigenori Sato / Taiji Tajima / Shiro Obayashi
Development of Microwave Oven with Bakery Functions
—Adding Healthy Cooking to Environmentally Conscious Features—
Akira Miyataka / Hideki Ban / Kiyoshi Ozawa / Sachi Tanaka
Development of Products in Response to Changing Lifestyles
Kazuhiro Ishida / Masashi Endo / Toshiaki Suzuki / Takashi Kojima / Yasuyuki Hiruta / Yoichi Shioya
Development of Appliances for All-electric Home and Residential Photovoltaic Power Generation Systems
Tetsuya Shoji / Naoto Kishimoto / Yutaka Enokizu / Kenji Hattori / Hirofumi Tanaka
Development of an LED Ceiling Light for Home Use
Keiichi Fujimori / Takeshi Hoshino / Yoshifumi Sekiguchi
Global Deployment of Home Appliances to International Markets
Yukihiro Endoh / Pornsak Jiamsawas / Yoshihiro Suzuki / Pairoj Kanchart / Paiboon Potajatikul / Koichi Shibata
Development of the Inverter Air Conditioner for Southeast Asia in FY2014
Takao Nagata / Juhri Yasin / Yasuhiro Kishi / Ayumi Wada
"Monozukuri" Technology for Home Appliances
Toru Ozawa / Shinichi Wakui, Dr. Eng. / Mitsuhisa Kawamata / Hisaya Sakazaki

Topics

Design Development in Response to the Premium Strategy
Koichi Umezawa / Kenta Kumagai / Masayuki Arakawa / Haruna Tako
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