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03-31-2010, SAN JOSE, California - Hitachi Global Storage Technologies (Hitachi GST), a leading supplier of advanced hard disk drives and innovative external storage solutions, today announced that Masahiro Yamamura has been appointed chairman of the Board of Directors. Mr. Yamamura will retire from his current executive role at Hitachi GST and return to Hitachi, Ltd.
Mr. Yamamura will succeed Hiroaki Nakanishi as chairman of the Board of Directors. Mr. Nakanishi, who is now president of Hitachi, Ltd., served four years as Hitachi GST CEO.
“We thank Mr. Nakanishi for his guidance and service to our company, and welcome Mr. Yamamura to the Board. Mr. Yamamura brings a wealth of business experience and hard drive industry knowledge to his new role, having successfully led our Japan operations through the company’s business transformation,” said Steve Milligan, president and CEO, Hitachi Global Storage Technologies. “His strategic guidance will be extremely valuable as we advance and strengthen our long-term leadership position in the storage industry.”
Since Mr. Yamamura joined Hitachi, Ltd. in 1974, he has held a number of senior management roles during his more than 35-year career with Hitachi. He served as chairman and CEO of Renesas Technology (Shanghai) Co., Ltd. before joining Hitachi GST in 2008. In his new role as chairman, Mr. Yamamura will be based at the Hitachi GST headquarters in San Jose, Calif.
About Hitachi Global Storage Technologies
Hitachi Global Storage Technologies (Hitachi GST) develops advanced hard disk drives, enterprise-class solid state drives, and innovative external storage solutions and services used to store, preserve and manage the world’s most valued data. Founded by the pioneers of hard drives, Hitachi GST provides high-value storage for a broad range of market segments, including Enterprise, Desktop, Mobile Computing, Consumer Electronics and Personal Storage. Hitachi GST was established in 2003 with its U.S. headquarters located in San Jose, California. For more information, please visit the company’s website at www.HitachiGST.com
About Hitachi, Ltd.
Hitachi, Ltd., (NYSE: HIT / TSE: 6501), headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, is a leading global electronics company with approximately 400,000 employees worldwide. Fiscal 2008 (ended March 31, 2009) consolidated revenues totaled 10,000 billion yen ($102.0 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, logistics and financial services. For more information on Hitachi, please visit the company's website at http://www.hitachi.com.
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