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  • Hitachi And Mitsubishi Stop Domestic Production Of TVs, Optical Discs

    Hitachi And Mitsubishi Stop Domestic Production Of TVs, Optical Discs

    Two big Japanese electronics companies, namely Hitachi and Mitsubishi, are to stop producing parts of their product portfolio domestically: Hitachi announced [JP] it will end production of plasma and LCD TVs in Japan, marketed under the Wooo brand, by September this year. The company owns a plant in Gifu prefecture in central Japan that churns out about 100,000 TVs per month (pictured: a… Read More

  • Japan Display, Inc.: Sony, Toshiba, Hitachi Finalize Deal To Merge Display Units

    Japan Display, Inc.: Sony, Toshiba, Hitachi Finalize Deal To Merge Display Units

    The deal has been in the making for months, but today Sony, Toshiba and Hitachi made the mega merger official. The three companies signed definitive agreements with the Innovation Network Corporation of Japan (INCJ) to integrate their small- and medium-sized display businesses. Under the deal, semi-public INCJ will hold 70% of Japan Display, Inc., a new company that will run the operations. Read More

  • Hitachi Updates Its Amazing Naked-Eye 3D Display Technology

    Hitachi Updates Its Amazing Naked-Eye 3D Display Technology

    The CEATEC 2011 exhibition in Japan is just one day away, and Hitachi is already showing one of its coolest products: the company has been working on glasses-free 3D projection systems for years and is apparently making progress. The newest version [JP] uses a set of 24 projectors, lenses, translucent half mirrors to superimpose 3D images on an object in the real-world. In the picture above… Read More

  • Hitachi Develops Low-Cost, High-Quality 4.5-Inch LCDs For Phones

    Hitachi Develops Low-Cost, High-Quality 4.5-Inch LCDs For Phones

    Back in February this year, Hitachi Displays took the wraps off a super-advanced LCD for smartphones that boasted a 4.5-inch IPS LCD with 720 x 1,280 resolution. Fast forward to today, and the company is now announcing [JP] the development of a very similar panel with (almost) the same quality that costs “10-20%” less than touch displays currently used in smartphones. This new… Read More

  • Sony, Hitachi And Toshiba Make Their LCD Business Merger Official

    Sony, Hitachi And Toshiba Make Their LCD Business Merger Official

    Yesterday, we reported about Sony, Hitachi and Toshiba planning to establish a joint venture for small and mid-size LCD panels in Japan. And today, the three companies, plus major shareholder Innovation Network Corporation of Japan, made the plan official. As reported, the semi-public organization will control 70% of the venture (to be set up by the end of the year), with the other… Read More

  • Sony, Hitachi And Toshiba To Merge Operations For Small And Mid-Sized LCDs

    Sony, Hitachi And Toshiba To Merge Operations For Small And Mid-Sized LCDs

    Quite big news from Sony, Hitachi, and Toshiba today: according to Japanese newspaper Yomiuri Shimbun [JP], the three companies today decided to merge their LCD businesses, at least for smaller and mid-sized screens used in smartphones, handheld gaming devices and tablets. If the report is to be believed, a joint venture will be set up by the end of the year. What’s interesting is that… Read More

  • P50-GP08: Hitachi’s Last (?) Flagship TV Can Be Controlled Via iPad/iPhone

    P50-GP08: Hitachi’s Last (?) Flagship TV Can Be Controlled Via iPad/iPhone

    Just last week, Hitachi decided to pull the plug on their domestic TV production business by year-end, but that doesn’t mean the company doesn’t go out with a bang. A total of six Hitachi Wooo TVs were announced [JP] in Japan today, with the 50-inch 3D model P50-GP08 stealing the show. Read More

  • Hitachi To Stop Producing TVs By Year-End

    Hitachi To Stop Producing TVs By Year-End

    After Pioneer decided to shut down its TV business in 2009, Hitachi yesterday announced they are ready to stop producing and outsourcing all production of TVs to makers in Taiwan and other Asian countries. And even though Hitachi said they will continue selling TVs in the future, this sounds very much like a long goodbye. Read More

  • Hitachi Develops 4.5-Inch, Naked-Eye 3D LCD Screen With HD Resolution

    Hitachi Develops 4.5-Inch, Naked-Eye 3D LCD Screen With HD Resolution

    Hitachi announced [JP] a new mobile 3D screen today: the IPS-based LCD is sized at a respectable 4.5 inches, doesn’t require glasses to view pictures in 3D and has 400 cd/m2 brightness in 2D mode and 470 cd/m2 brightness in 3D mode. But perhaps the biggest selling point is the fantastic resolution of 1,280×720. Read More

  • Hitachi Wants To Join Toshiba And Sony In LCD-Maker Mega-Merge


    While the nuances of this enormous, enormous business deal are certainly lost on this poor tech blogger, I thought it worthwhile to mention that three major Japanese tech companies are considering merging their LCD production divisions, presumably to compete more effectively against major rivals like Samsung, Panasonic, Sharp, and big Chinese OEMs. What would the result be? Probably even… Read More

  • Hitachi Releases G-Connect Wireless Storage For iPad

    It’s nice to have a few hundred gigabytes in your bag and when the first guys to the wireless hard drive party, Seagate, released the Satellite, they piqued my interest by allowing those gigabytes to be streamed onto iOS devices as well as almost any laptop or cellphone. Now, however, Hitachi seems to have hit the sweet spot with their wireless drive with built-in access point and… Read More

  • Hitachi Announces First USB 3.0 External Drives, Bundled With Personal Cloud Space

    Hitachi Global Storage Technologies (which was just acquired by Western Digital) has announced the company’s first USB 3.0 external hard drives, the so-called Touro Mobile Pro Portable Drive and the Touro Desk Pro External Drive (the bigger one in the picture). What’s special about these devices is the personal cloud-based back up solution they come with. Read More

  • Hitachi Announces "World's Smallest And Lightest" Short-Focus Projectors

    Hitachi announced [JP] the CP-A300NJ (pictured) and the CP-AW250NJ today, the latest addition to their short-focus projector line-up. What’s special about these two models is that they are, according to Hitachi, “the world’s smallest and lightest” short-focus projectors: the devices are sized at W345×H85×D303mm and weigh just 3.8kg. Read More

  • Hitachi Announces 500GB iVDR (A Portable HDD Cart)

    Never heard of iVDR? You are probably not alone. The iVDR (Information Versatile Disk for Removable usage) standard for portable HDD carts was established in 2002 by eight top Japanese electronics companies, but it never caught on. One of these companies was Hitachi, which still produces these devices, for example the iS500 announced [JP, PDF] today. Read More

  • Hitachi To Offer Super-Advanced Smartphone LCD Display

    Hitachi subsidiary Hitachi Displays yesterday announced [JP] that it has developed a new LCD display for smartphones whose quality reaches the “limit of what is discernible to the human eye”. And a look at the spec sheet reveals that big H is indeed prepping quite a display. Read More

  • i.μ's: Hitachi Announces Two New Portable Audio Players

    Hitachi Japan today announced [JP] two new models that will be added to their so-called “i.μ’s” line of portable audio players. Both devices offer 4GB of internal memory, play MP3 and WMA files, and are available in various “pop” colors. Read More

  • CEATEC 2010: Hitachi's Awesome LCD Projector Demo (Videos)

    Projectors might be great for movies and essential for presentations, but they are rarely sexy. A notable exception currently showcased at CEATEC 2010 is the ultra-short throw LCD projector (the follow-up model to the CP-A200) showcased at Hitachi’s booth or rather the combination of the device and a whiteboard with touch control. Read More

  • Hitachi Shows 30% Thinner LCD Touch Screen Prototype

    I don’t think thickness in LCD screens is that big a problem anymore, but the thinner, the better, right? Hitachi, or to be more precise, their subsidiary Hitachi Displays, is currently working on an LCD touch screen [JP] that’s about 30% thinner than existing models. According to Japanese business daily The Nikkei, the first prototype panel is just 1.5mm thick. Read More

  • Video: Hitachi's Autonomous Delivery Robot

    It’s not as cute as Muratec’s MKR-003, but Hitachi’s new transportation robot looks pretty sophisticated, too. Much like the MKR-003, Hitachi’s model, dubbed “Intelligent Carry” [JP], can move around and take care of simple chores autonomously. Hitachi has developed a special algorithm called “SLAM” (Simultaneous Localization and Mapping) that… Read More

  • Review: Hitachi 42-inch Ultravision HDTV – LE42S704

    Once upon a time HDTVs fascinated me. I loved the depth of the colors and amazing detail they produced. But that was 7 years ago when they were new and exciting. Now I walk into Best Buy and my eyes glaze over when staring at their wall o’ HDTVs. I just don’t care anymore. They all look the same. That is until the Hitachi LE42S704 came into my life. Now, watching HDTV is a sport again. Read More

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