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 News Release - March 12, 2007

Hitachi Data Systems Chosen by FUJIFILM Medical Systems USA to Expand Storage Options for Synapse PACS

Hitachi to Deliver Leading Storage Solutions for Healthcare Enterprises

SANTA CLARA, Calif. & STAMFORD, Conn.--(HSMN NewsFeed)--Hitachi Data Systems, a wholly owned subsidiary of Hitachi, Ltd. (NYSE: HIT ), has been selected by FUJIFILM Medical Systems USA, Inc. (Fujifilm), a leading provider of diagnostic imaging products and network systems for radiology, to provide advanced storage solutions for Fujifilm's Synapse® Picture Archiving and Communication Systems (PACS) customers. As healthcare providers are faced with managing a burgeoning volume of imaging data, Hitachi Data Systems delivers a premier and cost-effective end-to-end solution to secure, manage, access and share patient data.

"There are a number of factors contributing to the need for a continual evolution in storage requirements -- more complex exams like multi-slice computed tomography (CT) scans, the increasing adoption of digital mammography systems, and now the growing integration of cardiology exams as a result of Fujifilm's recent acquisition of ProSolv® CardioVascular," said Jim Morgan, Fujifilm's National Marketing Manager for Network Systems. "With a reputation for delivering a stream of innovative products to meet any daunting data storage requirements, Hitachi Data Systems is an ideal partner for Fujifilm and will enable us to ensure that critical patient data is secure yet accessible."

Hitachi Data Systems' advanced storage solutions enable clinical users to store, retrieve, distribute and present clinical images and related data quickly, reliably, and in a secure and efficient manner. Healthcare providers are able to cover the spectrum of requirements ranging from a departmental image archive to enterprise disaster recovery/business continuity solutions, while ensuring compliance for content preservation and retention.

"Today, healthcare providers are confronting some of the most challenging and demanding requirements for data access, management and performance," said Brenda Peffer, vice president, Global Marketing, Hitachi Data Systems. "We're already seeing high demand for our advanced solutions in healthcare, and are pleased to be partnering with a leader like Fujifilm to bring our family of storage infrastructure and software solutions to more and more healthcare facilities across the U.S."

About FUJIFILM Medical Systems USA, Inc.

As one of the FUJIFILM Corporation family of companies with 70 years of imaging experience and almost $25 billion in sales, FUJIFILM Medical Systems USA, Inc. is a leading provider of diagnostic imaging products and network systems to meet the needs of healthcare facilities today and well into the future. Fujifilm's Synapse® PACS (picture archiving and communications system) provides a seamless solution for managing, storing and distributing images and information throughout the entire healthcare enterprise. Its Web integrated design and hardware-independence provide a technological infrastructure and deployment model that can be expanded upon in a myriad of ways to adapt to evolving technologies. FUJIFILM Medical Systems USA is headquartered in Stamford, CT. More information is available at www.fujimed.com.

About Hitachi Data Systems

Hitachi Data Systems leverages global R&D resources to develop storage solutions built on industry-leading technology with the performance, availability and scalability to maximize customers' ROI and minimize their risk. By focusing on the customer's perspective as we apply the best hardware, software, and services from Hitachi and our partners, we uniquely satisfy our customers' business needs. With approximately 3,200 employees, Hitachi Data Systems conducts business through direct and indirect channels in the public, government and private sectors in over 170 countries and regions. Its customers include more than 50 percent of Fortune 100 companies. For more information, please visit our Web site at http://www.hds.com.

About Hitachi, Ltd.

Hitachi, Ltd. (NYSE: HIT ; TOKYO: 6501 ), headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, is a leading global electronics company with approximately 356,000 employees worldwide. Fiscal 2005 (ended March 31, 2006) consolidated sales totaled 9,464 billion yen ($80.9 billion). The company offers a wide range of systems, products and services in market sectors including information systems, electronic devices, power and industrial systems, consumer products, materials and financial services. For more information on Hitachi, please visit the company's website at http://www.hitachi.com.

© 2007, Hitachi Data Systems Corporation. Hitachi Data Systems is registered with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office as a trademark and service mark of Hitachi, Ltd. All other trade names, trademarks, and service marks used herein are the rightful property of their respective owners.


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