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Hitachi High-Technologies to Create Optimal Business Management System in Scientific Instruments and Control Systems Businesses and Domestic Manufacturing Functions

Hitachi High-Technologies Corporation (TOKYO: 8036, Hitachi High-Tech) today announced plans to create an optimal business management system in the scientific instruments and control systems businesses and domestic manufacturing functions. This move will entail transferring all the functions of Hitachi High-Tech Group company Hitachi High-Tech Control Systems Corporation (HCS) and some of Hitachi High-Tech's functions to Hitachi High-Tech and other Group companies on October 1, 2013 via corporate separation and integration.

1. Purpose

Hitachi High-Tech leverages its own world-leading technology, and global sales capability and network to promote business. Guided by its corporate vision of "becoming a Global Top in high-tech solutions," the Hitachi High-Tech Group formulated its Long-term Management Strategy (CS11: Corporate Strategy 2011) in the fiscal year ended March 31, 2012, and is aggressively promoting business development in growth fields.In addition, Hitachi High-Tech introduced a business group system to clarify business responsibility and better promote speedy business operations.
In order to deepen the business group system and achieve the goals of CS11, Hitachi High-Tech has decided to bring together functions spread throughout the Group in the scientific instruments and control systems businesses, as well as to integrate domestic contract manufacturing functions for greater efficiency and overall optimization.

2. Overview

(1) Scientific Instruments Business

Design and domestic sales functions of the analytical instruments business in Hitachi High-Tech and HCS will be integrated into Hitachi High-Tech Group company Hitachi High-Tech Science Corporation (HHS)*, which will be positioned as an operating company for analytical instruments in the Hitachi High-Tech Group.
This move is aimed at quickly pursuing maximum synergies between the analytical instruments business of Hitachi High-Tech and HCS, including spectroscopic analysis and liquid chromatographs, and the analytical instruments business of HHS, including thermal analysis and X-ray fluorescence analysis. Furthermore, HCS' design and manufacturing functions for general-purpose electron microscopes will be integrated in Hitachi High-Tech to create an integrated electron microscope business.

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Became a Hitachi High-Tech Group company on January 1, 2013 due to the purchase of all the shares of the former SII NanoTechnology Inc.

(2) Control Systems Business

The design and manufacturing functions of HCS' control systems business, which includes measurement devices and information control systems, will be integrated into Hitachi High-Tech Group company Hitachi High-Tech Solutions Corporation (HSL), which is responsible for sales. This move will create an integrated control systems business and strengthen cooperation with the HSL's strong IT business, including softwaredevelopment.

(3) Domestic Contract Manufacturing Functions

HCS' contract manufacturing functions will be amalgamated with Hitachi High-Tech Group company Hitachi High-Tech Manufacturing & Service Corporation (HMS), which will be positioned as the Hitachi High-Tech Group's domestic contract manufacturing company for achieving greater efficiency and overall optimization.

Outline

3. Company Overview (as of end of March, 2013)

(1) Hitachi High-Technologies Corporation

Name Hitachi High-Technologies Corporation
Location 24-14, Nishi-shimbashi 1-chome, Minato-ku, Tokyo 105-8717, Japan
Representative Masao Hisada
Business lines Design, manufacture and sales of electronic device systems, fine technology systems, and science & medical systems, and sales of industrial & IT systems and advanced industrial products.
Capital 7,938 million yen
Number of employees 10,436 (consolidated basis)

(2) Hitachi High-Tech Control Systems Corporation (HCS)

Name Hitachi High-Tech Control Systems Corporation
Location 500, Miyu-cho, Mito-shi, Ibaraki 319-0316, Japan
Representative Toshiaki Yokobayashi
Business lines Design, manufacture and sales of control systems, analytical instruments and related systems.
Capital 200 million yen
Principal shareholders and ownership Hitachi High-Technologies Corporation 100%
Number of employees 682

(3) Hitachi High-Tech Science Corporation (HHS)

Name Hitachi High-Tech Science Corporation
Location 24-14, Nishi-shimbashi 1-chome, Minato-ku, Tokyo 105-8717, Japan
Representative Toshiyuki Ikeda
Business lines Design, manufacture and sales of analytical instruments, measuring instruments and observation instruments.
Capital 100 million yen
Principal shareholders and ownership Hitachi High-Technologies Corporation 100%
Number of employees 304

(4) Hitachi High-Tech Solutions Corporation (HSL)

Name Hitachi High-Tech Solutions Corporation
Location 1-8-10, Harumi, Chuo-ku, Tokyo 104-6031, Japan
Representative Hitoshi Komatsu
Business lines Planning, designing and engineering of industrial measuring systems, control systems, data processing equipment, analysis and measuring equipment, factory automation systems, and computer-applied synthetic automation systems, as well as related software development and sales.
Capital 400 million yen
Principal sharehold Hitachi High-Technologies Corporation 100%
Number of employees 480

(5) Hitachi High-Tech Manufacturing & Service Corporation (HMS)

Name Hitachi High-Tech Manufacturing & Service Corporation
Location 1040, Ichige, Hitachinaka-shi, Ibaraki 312-0033, Japan
Representative Joji Honda
Business lines Manufacture of optical analysis equipment, components for medical products and draft management, providing temporary staffing services, etc., to support manufacturing divisions.
Capital 230 million yen
Principal shareholders and ownership Hitachi High-Technologies Corporation 100%
Number of employees 1,033

Media Inquiries

Shinji Ito, Aiko Matsumoto, Saori Fujii
CSR & Corporate Communications Dept.,
CSR Div.,
Hitachi High-Technologies Corporation
Tel: +81-3-3504-5144

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