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Hitachi Introduces Ultra-Bright LCD Projector at INFOCOMM '99

The CP-X960W is Rated at 1,800 ANSI Lumens and Features True XGA

BRISBANE, Calif.-- June 8, 1999--Hitachi America, Ltd. (www.hitachi.com/lcd), a subsidiary of Hitachi, Ltd. (NYSE:HIT), today announced its newest addition to its line of LCD projectors, the CP-X960W.

Delivering 1800 ANSI lumens and true XGA resolution, the 13 lb. CP-960W also incorporates electronic keystone correction, picture in picture, and freeze frame capability. The CP-X960W projector will make its debut at INFOCOMM '99, where presenters can experience first-hand the CP-X960W's superior brightness, resolution and ease of setup and operation.

The CP-X960W will be available in October 1999 and is priced at $12,995.00.

"Our new CP-X960W reinforces Hitachi's position as a leading developer of LCD technology," said Pete Denes, National Sales Manager of Hitachi America, Ltd., Computer Division, Multimedia Products. "We can now offer presentation professionals a wide range of products -- from lighter to brighter, and everything in between."

The CP-X960W features an infrared remote control with laser pointer, power zoom and focus, and a universal power supply.


Key Features

Ultra-Bright -- 1800 ANSI Lumens
True XGA -- 1024 x 768 resolution shows full-screen color detail
Electronic Keystone Correction -- (+/-) 10%
Picture in Picture -- Full motion video positioned anywhere on the screen
Freeze Frame Capability
Power Zoom and Focus
2 Data Inputs and Video Input (S-video and Composite)
Remote Control with Mouse Function and Laser Pointer
Full Warranty -- Two-year parts and labor warranty, 90-day lamp warranty

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(1)). 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.

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

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CONTACT:
The Weber Group for Hitachi America
Debbie Curley, 650/463-8689
dcurley@ca.webergroup.com
Katey Stewart, 650/463-8636
kstewart@ca.webergroup.com

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