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Hitachi Ltd.(1)

Japan, 1910


1910

Founded by Namihei Odaira as an electrical repair shop

Suceeded in first domestic manufacture of three 5hp (3.6775 kW) electric motors as the company's first products

1911

Completed 2 kVA transformer

 

1914

Began manufacture of alternating current galvanometers and voltmeters

1915

Completed 10,000hp (7,355kW) water turbine

 

1916

Began manufacture of electric fans

 

1924

Completed the first large-scale DC electric locomotives to be manufactured in Japan

1930

Began the manufacture of pole-mounted transformer

 

1931


Completed 10,000 A hydraulic electrolytic cell


1932


Began the manufacture of elevators

Completed Hitachi's first electric refrigerator


1933


Completed 23,600hp Ilgner set

1940


Completed an automatic telephone exchange with 5,000 lines


1943


Completed 85,000 kW Francis water turbine and 70,000 kVA alternating current generator


1949


Completed Hitachi's first power shovel


1951


Completed 6,500 kW Kaplan turbine and 7,000 kVA alternating current generator


1952


Completed 21,000 kW two-stage pump-turbine


1953


Completed low-pressure 300m3/h air separator


1954


Completed the first large-scale cold strip mill to be produced in Japan


1955


Completed 100,000kW Francis water turbine and 93,000 kVA alternating current generator


1956


Hitachi Cable, Ltd. and Hitachi Metals, Ltd. established

Completed Japan's first diesel electric locomotive


1958


Electron microscopes awarded the grand prix at the World Exposition in Brussels

Completed 6-transistor portable radio


1959


Completed electronic computers based on transistors

Hitachi America, Ltd. established

1961


Developed fully automated washer

Completed experimental nuclear reactor


1962


Hitachi Chemical Co., Ltd. established


1963


Completed 265,000 kW impulse reheating-type, cross-compound turbine

Released the first large-scale computer developed exclusively with Hitachi's own domestic technology


1964


Completed the first cars for the Shinkansen (Bullet Train)

Developed train seat reservation system

Manufactured monorail running between Haneda Airport and Hamamatsu-cho, Tokyo


1965


Began mass production of color television tubes using rare earth phosphor material


1966


Developed LTP processing of a silicon transistor


1967


Developed dry-type room air conditioner


1968


Developed hybrid LSI

Developed computer for controller's use

Developed 300m/min. elevators for high-rise buildings


1969


Completed on-line banking system

Developed and mass-produced all-transistor color televisions

Developed audio system with two-way speaker


1970


Developed computer-aided traffic control system for the Shinkansen (Bullet Train)

Completed prototype of visual information processing robot


1971


Completed file storage device with 1GB capacity


1972


Completed file storage device with 1GB capacity


1973


Developed new heat-resistant insulating materials

Developed new-type image pickup tube


1974


Commercial operation began at Japan's first 460,000 kW nuclear power station

Completed automated semiconductor assembly (LSI, transistor wire bonding)

Released the first series of general-purpose large-scale computers


1975


Developed high-performance heat transfer tube

Hitachi High Crown Control Mill developed


1976


Succeeded in the world's first experiment of fiber optic communication systems


1977


Developed high-speed amino-acids analyzer

Construction of "FUGEN," the prototype of a new converter reactor


1978


Completed world's first field emission electron microscope with record-high resolution

Experimental color camera with solid-state miniature image device developed

Released the world's largest and fastest computer at that time


1979


Completed world's first puffer type, 1-cycle gas circuit breaker prototype

 

1980


Completed 300 MW high-voltage direct current transmission between Hokkaido and Honshu

Completed nuclear fusion equipment


1981


Developed magnetic recording video camera

Established color picture tube dry process technology


1982


Hitachi Europe Ltd. established

Succeeded in world's first micro-level observation of magnetic field by the use of electron beam holography

Hitachi's first supercomputer announced

Listed on New York Stock Exchange


1983


Hitachi Australia Ltd. established

Manufactured 1-megabit high-speed CMOS mask ROM

Developed air conditioners with scroll compressors


1984


Completed Japan's first model of improved standard-type boiling water reactor

Started mass production of 256-kilobit DRAMs


1985


Completed the "JT-60" large-scale Tokamak device for break-even plasma experiments

Developed CAD/CAE systems with high-definition color displays

The Hitachi Foundation was established to promote cultural, educational and scientific exchanges between Japan and the U.S.

Released the first large-scale computer with fully applied LSI


1986


Completed scanning electron microscope that can record electron spin


1987


Put fuzzy control to a practical use

Completed rear-projection large liquid crystal color display


1988


Developed basic technology of neural network

Developed 4-legged robot

Design Center upgrade brings corporate laboratory count to nine

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


Developed high-definition TFT color liquid crystal display

Developed an experimental 64-megabit DRAM

Released very large-scale computer with the world's fastest processing speed at that time


1991


Developed inverter-controlled electric locomotive with the world's largest control capacity

Developed highly sensitive image pickup tubes


1993


Completed system for 500kV transformer substation

Developed personal facsimile

Developed atomic observation and manipulation technology using scanning tunneling microscope


1994


Hitachi (China), Ltd. established

Developed the original 32-bit RISC processor SuperH family

Developed the brand new ATM which enables bills to be pressed and disinfected


1995


Succeeded in developing the experimental 1-gigabit DRAM chip

Developed Super TFT LCD module featuring ultra-wide viewing angles

Developed 10 Gbit/s fiber optic transmission equipment


1996


Developed electronic commerce-related products

Developed MPEG camera


1997


Developed contactless IC Card system

Developed rewritable, large-capacity DVD-RAM drive


1998


Developed 320 Gbit/s optical data transmission system

Developed 128-megabit single-electron memory

Developed PAM control refrigerator/air conditioner


1999


Established dependable autonomous hard real-time management technology


2000


Developed 52.5 Gbits/in perpendicular magnetic recording method


2001


Developed Notary and Certificate Authority systems for e-goverment

Developed mobile web-gateway system

Developed application processor for mobile phones


2002


Developed world's first silent liquid-cooling notebook PC

Developed world's smallest 0.3 mm square contactless IC chip

Developed compact DNA analysis system genetic for SNP typing

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