Hitachi's AI badges boost worker performance with happiness advice

/ Jun 27, 2017

Hitachi's AI badges boost worker performance with happiness advice

Hitachi Ltd. says its artificial intelligence system has helped improve business performance by advising workers on how to increase their happiness. “In running organizations, we’ve relied on experience and gut feelings until now,” Kazuo Yano, corporate chief scientist at Hitachi’s Research & Development Group, ...

/ Apr 27, 2017

Hitachi to sell chip-making device subsidiary to KKR

Hitachi Ltd. said Wednesday it will sell its 51.7 percent stake in chip manufacturing device maker Hitachi Kokusai Electric Inc. to U.S. investment fund Kohlberg Kravis Roberts to streamline operations and focus on core businesses. KKR plans to acquire all shares in Hitachi Kokusai ...

/ Apr 26, 2017

Hitachi may team up with U.K. fund to buy Toshiba unit

Hitachi may work with a British investment fund to acquire Swiss power-meter maker Landis+Gyr, a Toshiba unit being considered for sale, sources said. The acquisition is expected to cost more than ¥200 billion. A recent proposal calls for CVC Capital Partners to acquire a ...

/ Apr 6, 2017

Hitachi makes bid to build nuclear plants in Britain

Hitachi Ltd. said it has applied for a site license to construct and operate nuclear power plants in Britain, aiming to start operations from the first half of the 2020s. Horizon Nuclear Power Ltd., Hitachi’s British nuclear unit which was purchased from a major ...

Ex-Hitachi chairman Kawamura tapped to reform Tepco

/ Mar 18, 2017

Ex-Hitachi chairman Kawamura tapped to reform Tepco

The government has asked former Hitachi Ltd. Chairman Takashi Kawamura, 77, to be the next chairman of Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings Inc., informed sources said. The government expects Kawamura, who led a quick turnaround at the electronics and machinery conglomerate, to reform Tepco, ...

Hitachi develops technology to use bamboo as fuel

/ Mar 9, 2017

Hitachi develops technology to use bamboo as fuel

Hitachi Ltd. said Thursday it has developed a technology to utilize bamboo as fuel for boilers and biomass power generation. The new technology is expected to address a situation in which unused bamboo forests have been increasing due to decreased bamboo demand, a problem ...

Techie home comforts

| Feb 18, 2017

Techie home comforts

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A polite talking ted You may remember Paro, the therapeutic seal robot that has been successful enough to be used by therapists to help dementia patients with stress. Well now NTT DoCoMo has now collaborated with toy firm Iwaya, electronics maker Vitec and communication ...

Honda, Hitachi to partner on electric vehicles

/ Feb 7, 2017

Honda, Hitachi to partner on electric vehicles

Automaker Honda Motor Co. has signed a deal with Hitachi Automotive Systems to jointly develop, make and sell motors for electric vehicles, as the industry adapts to concerns over global warming and the environment. The companies announced the agreement Tuesday. Honda, which also makes ...