Japan – Hitachi’s Proton Therapy System Now in Use at National Cancer Centre Singapore

Hitachi, Ltd. (TSE:6501, “Hitachi”) and Hitachi Asia Ltd. announced today that it has delivered to National Cancer Centre Singapore (“NCCS”) a proton therapy system, with which NCCS has completed the first patient treatment as of 11 August 2023. This marks Hitachi’s first proton therapy system to start treatment in Southeast Asia.

Treatment Room

This system, installed in the basement of the new building of NCCS with 24 floors above ground, consists of five treatment rooms, four with rotating gantries and one with fixed beam, equipped with Real-time image Gating system for Proton Therapy (RGPT) to treat tumors in motion due to respiration and advanced spot scanning technology to irradiate even tumors with complex shapes with high precision.

NCCS is a leading national and regional tertiary cancer centre with specialists who are experts in treating cancer. The new NCCS building which officially opened on May 18th this year, has increased capacity and expanded facilities dedicated to cancer treatment, rehabilitation, research and education all under one roof.

Hitachi provides products and services of particle therapy systems with higher performance and added value, which can be found in leading hospitals around the world, ranging from proton therapy system, heavy ion therapy system to hybrid system combined with the capabilities of proton and carbon therapy. With over 85,000 patients* treated to date, the systems have an excellent reputation for reliability.

*Statistics based on data up to December 2021 published on the PTCOG’s website.

Hitachi will continue to support patient-friendly treatment and improvement of the quality of life (QoL) for cancer patients and contribute to the further development of minimally invasive cancer treatments.

Overview of Particle Therapy

Particle Therapy is an advanced type of cancer radiotherapy. Protons extracted from hydrogen atoms, or carbon ions are accelerated up to 70% of the speed of light. This energy is concentrated directly on the tumor while minimizing radiation dose to surrounding healthy tissue. Particle therapy improves the quality of life for cancer patients since the patient experiences no pain during treatment and the procedure has very few side effects compared to that of traditional radiotherapy. In most cases, patients can continue with their normal daily activities while undergoing treatment.

About Hitachi, Ltd.

Hitachi drives Social Innovation Business, creating a sustainable society through the use of data and technology. We solve customers’ and society’s challenges with Lumada solutions leveraging IT, OT (Operational Technology) and products. Hitachi operates under the business structure of “Digital Systems & Services” – supporting our customers’ digital transformation; “Green Energy & Mobility” – contributing to a decarbonized society through energy and railway systems, and “Connective Industries” – connecting products through digital technology to provide solutions in various industries. Driven by Digital, Green, and Innovation, we aim for growth through co-creation with our customers. The company’s consolidated revenues for fiscal year 2022 (ended March 31, 2023) totaled 10,881.1 billion yen, with 696 consolidated subsidiaries and approximately 320,000 employees worldwide. For more information on Hitachi, please visit the company’s website at https://www.hitachi.com.

About Hitachi Asia, Ltd.

Hitachi Asia Ltd., (Hitachi Asia) a subsidiary of Hitachi, Ltd., is headquartered in Singapore. With offices across seven ASEAN countries Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam – Hitachi Asia and Hitachi’s subsidiary companies offer IT, OT (Operational Technology) and products to support customers in their transformation journeys. We will contribute to the growth in the ASEAN region by co-creating with customers to identify the social challenges and needs and deliver the solutions. For more information on Hitachi Asia, please visit the company’s website at https://www.hitachi.asia/

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Japan – Hitachi’s IoT Service Hitachi Global Data Integration is Adopted by Sullair USA for its Connected Services

Hitachi, Ltd. (TSE: 6501) today announced that Hitachi Global Data Integration (“HGDI”)(1), an IoT service that supports the expansion of companies’ global IoT businesses, has been adopted by Sullair, LLC (“Sullair”), which manufactures and markets air compressors, for its connected services business.

As one of Hitachi’s Lumada(2) solutions that accelerate digital innovation, HGDI provides a comprehensive system environment to support the collection, storage, management, and utilization of data sent from communication devices connected to the relevant equipment, which is then used to troubleshoot and remedy the various issues that can hinder the use of IoT technologies in a global environment.

The collection and storage of operating data on Sullair equipment operating globally allows the user to ascertain the status of the equipment in real time by remotely monitoring the operating status. The ability to streamline the maintenance of equipment located across the globe and provide optimal solutions to prevent equipment failure and other equipment malfunctioning will enable Sullair to advance its after-sales service and other recurring business.

In this era of ever more accelerating social change demanding a rapid response, such as the lifestyle changes brought about by COVID-19, unprecedented natural disasters, and global warming, companies face the challenge of responding to the needs of the market while at the same time creating a sustainable society that balances the economy and the environment. To address these challenges, we need to further strengthen contacts and relationships with customers and companies through the use of data. IoT data collected from products and solutions is expected to improve usability, streamline business operations, and reduce the environmental impact.

Sullair has built a connected services business that collects and utilizes operating information and other IoT data on its air compressors provided through its worldwide sales network in order to strengthen the company’s relationship with users and dealers in the after-sales phases of periodic inspections to ensure stable operation of equipment, sales of consumables, and repairs. The introduction of HDGI is part of the company’s efforts to bolster its provision of these services.

In 2020, Hitachi launched HGDI, an IoT service that supports the IoT business of companies operating in a global environment. This support takes the form of preparing and managing the communication lines required for IoT to be employed across countries and regions, and providing all the basic functions needed to collect data from “things” and utilize it efficiently, including the provision and operation of a systems environment for the collection, storage, and efficient utilization of data. HGDI supports the efficient utilization of data by connecting OT- specific data structures and communication protocols developed by Hitachi over many years to IT, to obtain operational data from communication devices mounted on equipment.

HGDI will enable Sullair’s end-users and dealers to check the operating status of air compressors in their respective regions remotely by utilizing IoT data on operating status. The system also displays a map showing the location information and operating status of devices

for each authorized user, and is equipped with a warning function in respect of theft and use in unexpected locations, such as devices brought into restricted areas.

In the future, HGDI will link data in real time with Sullair’s “My Sullair” portal service to support processes such as the purchase of periodic replacement parts and consumables as and when required, as well as the purchase of new products as equipment ages, helping to ensure its continued safe and secure use.

This will enable equipment to be maintained in an appropriate condition by proposing maintenance based on its operating status. Moreover, it can be harnessed for marketing initiatives and new product design, such as the selection of sales channels or the optimization of maintenance locations or parts distribution. In addition, visualizing operational information will contribute to further quality improvement, while improving energy efficiency will contribute to our efforts to achieve carbon neutrality and a circular economy..

The introduction of this service is supported by KDDI(3), a partner in IoT Worldwide Architecture, and Hitachi U.S. subsidiary Hitachi Vantara LLC. The communication device utilizes Hitachi Industrial Equipment Systems’ CPTrans series. The installation of the CPTrans-MGW in the air compressor enables data to be collected and stored on the location information (GPS) of the air compressor and its operating status via the network.

Hitachi will continue its efforts to evolve its maintenance technology and promote digital transformation (DX) through the use of IoT data in a variety of industries both in Japan and overseas, including manufacturing, logistics, and social infrastructure. We will work to expand new services utilizing operational data collected from products shipped domestically and internationally, and further strengthen collaboration with various partners to help companies expand their global IoT business.

Responses to this announcement from partner companies

KDDI Corporation: Keiichi Mori, Senior Managing Executive Officer and Director; Executive Director, Solution Business Sector

KDDI sincerely welcomes Sullair’s launch of HGDI. KDDI has been working to expand its connected automotive and industrial IoT-enabled business since 2018, when it began promoting collaboration in its global IoT business “IoT Worldwide Architecture”. We will continue to strengthen our collaboration with Hitachi while actively developing solutions that maximize value creation with our customers.

Sullair, LLC : John Randall, President & CEO

To be successful, our customers cannot have unplanned downtime in their operations. This is why we’re excited to offer our end customers this new Hitachi IoT solution that will help them optimize performance, reduce maintenance costs, and optimize energy use. We look forward to working with Hitachi to continue to expand our efforts.

Hitachi Industrial Equipment Systems Co.,Ltd. : Yasuhiro Takeuchi, President and Director

Hitachi Industrial Equipment Systems welcomes Sullair’s introduction of HGDI. Sullair is a critical player in the Hitachi Group’s global strategy for its air compressor business, and connected services will help us pursue even greater customer value. We will continue to work on further value co-creation by reinforcing the linkage with the global router CPTrans-MGW.

(1) Hitachi News Release June 18, 2020: Hitachi Launches “Hitachi Global Data Integration,” an IoT Service That Supports the Expansion of Companies’ Global IoT Businesses. bit.ly/36CtmAL
(2) Lumada: A collective term for solutions, services and technologies based on Hitachi’s advanced digital technologies for creating value from customers’ data accelerating digital innovation
(3) KDDI News Releases June 07, 2018: KDDI Offers Integrated Architecture for Worldwide IoT Accelerating New Value Generation, Efficiency for Global Corporations. bit.ly/3tKDctk

About Hitachi, Ltd.

Hitachi, Ltd. (TSE: 6501), headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, contributes to a sustainable society with a higher quality of life by driving innovation through data and technology as the Social Innovation Business. Hitachi is focused on strengthening its contribution to the Environment, the Resilience of business and social infrastructure as well as comprehensive programs to enhance Security & Safety. Hitachi resolves the issues faced by customers and society across six domains: IT, Energy, Mobility, Industry, Smart Life and Automotive Systems through its proprietary Lumada solutions. The company’s consolidated revenues for fiscal year 2020 (ended March 31, 2021) totaled 8,729.1 billion yen ($78.6 billion), with 871 consolidated subsidiaries and approximately 350,000 employees worldwide. For more information on Hitachi, please visit the company’s website at https://www.hitachi.com.

About Sullair, LLC

For more than 55 years, Sullair has been on the leading edge of compressed air solutions. We were one of the first to execute rotary screw technology in our air compressors, and our machines are famous throughout the world for their legendary durability. As the industry moves forward, we will remain at the forefront with quality people, innovation, and air compressors that are built to last.

Sullair became a Hitachi Group Company in July 2017 and is part of the Hitachi Industrial Equipment Systems Co., Ltd. compressor portfolio.

Sectors: Cloud & Enterprise

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Hitachi’s Business Situation in Ukraine and Russia

Hitachi Group considers the safety and health of all employees and their families as its top priority. In Ukraine, the company is engaged in various activities to realize this goal and hopes that peace will return as soon as possible.

In Ukraine, there are engineering hubs of GlobalLogic, a U.S. subsidiary. As part of its strategy to put top priority on the safety of employees and their families, GlobalLogic has been taking actions based on Business Continuity Plan (BCP) including evacuation to safer location in Ukraine and across borders to other countries. While there has been some interruption of services during employee transition, the company has been able to resume client projects and is working to get operations back to normal status. Due to the nature of the software engineering work, employees are able to perform their duties from remote locations as they were doing because of the pandemic and there has not been a significant impact on GlobalLogic’s operation at this moment.

Regarding business in Russia, Hitachi Group is suspending exports to Russia and pausing all manufacturing activities within the country for the time being, with the exception of products, services and support for electrical power equipment that are indispensable to the daily lives of people.

The revenues in the Russian market accounts for approx. 0.5% of Hitachi’s consolidated revenues forecast for the fiscal year ending March 2022, 10 trillion yen, and more than a half of this is from revenues of construction machinery. The revenues for which engineering hubs of GlobalLogic in Ukraine are involved in accounts for approx. 0.3% of Hitachi’s consolidated revenues forecast for the fiscal year ending March 2022.

There is not anticipated to be a significant impact on Hitachi’s consolidated earnings forecast for fiscal year ending March 2022 by the current Russia-Ukraine situation at this point. When it becomes certain that there is a significant impact on Hitachi’s future earnings, Hitachi will promptly disclose that.

About Hitachi, Ltd.

Hitachi, Ltd. (TSE: 6501), headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, is focused on its Social Innovation Business that combines information technology (IT), operational technology (OT) and products. The company’s consolidated revenues for fiscal year 2020 (ended March 31, 2021) totaled 8,729.1 billion yen (USD78.6 billion), with 871 consolidated subsidiaries and approximately 350,000 employees worldwide. Hitachi is working to increase social, environmental and economic value for its customers across six domains; IT, Energy, Industry, Mobility, Smart Life and Automotive Systems through Lumada, Hitachi’s advanced digital solutions, services, and technologies for turning data into insights to drive digital innovation. For more information on Hitachi, please visit the company’s website at https://www.hitachi.com.

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