Hitachi is a highly diversified company with products and solutions in High Functional Materials & Components, Power Systems, Electronic Systems & Equipment, Automotive Systems, Digital Media…
Hitachi was founded in 1910 by electrical engineer Namihei Odaira. The company’s first product was Japan’s first 5-horsepower electric induction motor, initially developed for use in copper mining. Odaira’s company soon became the domestic leader in electric motors and electric power industry infrastructure
Hitachi J100 adjustable and Variable frequency drive. Photographed by C J Cowie
Hitachi has contributed immensely to semiconductor and electronic manufacturing technologies.
- 1958 Completed six-transistor miniature portable radio
- 1959 Completed electronic computers based on transistors
- 1966 Developed LTP processing technique for silicon transistors
- 1978 Experimental color camera with solid-state miniature image device developed
1976 Hitachi portable VTR, for Sony 1″ type C; the source and take-up reels are stacked for compactness.
HITACHI 1 Zoll-C-Maschine – Video tape recorder