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Hitachi Introduces Ultra Portable CP-X940W LCD Projector

Hitachi's Brightest New Star Debuts at Technology Day '99 in Los Angeles

BRISBANE, Calif.-- Oct. 6, 1999--Hitachi America, Ltd., today announced the newest addition to its world-class LCD multimedia projector suite, the CP-X940W.

Delivering enhanced quality in brightness and resolution, the CPX-940W weighs less than 10 pounds, enabling mobile professionals to easily transport the projector to and from the home, office and presentation site. Additionally, the CP-X940W's intuitive features, compatibility with diverse information sources and excellent resolution provide professionals the highest standards in reliability.

The CP-X940W is priced at $9,495.00 and is available for immediate delivery.

"Hitachi continues to advance its portable presentations technologies through the development of compact, ultra-bright LCD projectors, allowing mobile professionals to deliver simple and effective presentations on the road and in the boardroom," said Pete Denes, national sales manager of Hitachi America, Ltd., Computer Division, Multimedia Products.

"Hitachi has established a strong presence in this market and the addition of the CP-X940W reinforces the company's commitment into the ultra portable LCD projector market. Hitachi's LCD projectors are becoming an integral component to the multimedia needs of an increasing number of educational institutions, home offices and large organizations."

At 1,000 ANSI Lumens, the CP-X940W weighs 9.8 pounds and includes built-in speakers and manual zoom. The wireless remote control is equipped with menu setting, screen position pull-down, mouse functions, and has a built-in laser pointer. The unit also includes an easy-to-use set up menu and has a top/bottom image reversal function.

To see Hitachi's new LCD projector, visit Hitachi's Technology Day at the Sheraton Universal Hotel in Los Angeles from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. For more information contact Video Tape Products at 818/546-1085 or visit Hitachi's Web site at www.hitachi.com/lcd.

Key Features
Bright - 1,000 ANSI Lumens
True XGA - 1024 x 768 resolution shows full-screen color detail
Under 10 Pounds - 9.8 pounds
Versatile and easy to connect - 2 RGB inputs with auto setup and digital zoom capability
Clear sound - built in speakers; 200:1 contrast ratio
Remote control - remote control with built-in laser pointer that controls mouse movement and has full projector  functionality
Full warranty - Two-years parts and labor warranty; 90-day lamp warranty
Manual Lens - 1:1.3 focus
About Hitachi

Hitachi America, Ltd., Computer Division, supplies high-performance computer storage products and multimedia products to OEMs, value-added resellers, system integrators and distributors. The division's products include high-capacity hard disk drives and optical drives, digital multimedia recorders, hand-held computers, LCD projectors, color laser beam printers and flat panel displays.

Hitachi America, Ltd., a wholly owned subsidiary of Hitachi, Ltd., Japan, markets and manufactures a broad range of electronics, computer systems, consumer electronics and semiconductor products, and provides industrial equipment and services throughout the U.S. Additional information is available at Hitachi America's web site at http://www.hitachi.com.

Hitachi, Ltd., headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, is one of the world's leading global electronics companies, with fiscal 1998 (ended March 31, 1999) consolidated sales of 7,977 billion yen ($65.9 billion(a)). The company manufactures and markets a wide range of products, including computers, semiconductors, consumer products and power and industrial equipment. For more information on Hitachi, Ltd., please visit Hitachi's Web site at http://www.hitachi.co.jp.

(a) At an exchange rate of 121 yen to the dollar.

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