February 6, 2018 – Open Invention Network (OIN), the largest patent non- aggression community in history, and Hitachi, Ltd. (TSE: 6501, Hitachi) announced today that Hitachi has joined as a community member. As an innovation partner for the IoT era through the advanced Social Innovation Business that leverage OT (operational technology) and IT, Hitachi is demonstrating its commitment to open source software as an enabler of innovation across a wide spectrum of industries.

“Open source technology, especially Linux, drives innovation in areas that are critical to the customers that we serve, including technologies such as servers, storage, cloud, converged applications, big data and the Internet of Things (IoT),” said Norihiro Suzuki, Vice President and Certified Technology Officer (CTO) of Hitachi. “By joining Open Invention Network, we are demonstrating our continued commitment to open source technology and supporting it with patent non-aggression in Linux.”

Hitachi, Ltd. — headquartered in Tokyo, Japan — delivers innovations which answer society’s challenges, combining its operational technology, information technology and products by deploying Social Innovation Business and using digital technologies across a broad range of sectors, including Power/Energy, Industry/Distribution/Water, Urban Development and Finance/Social Infrastructure/Healthcare.

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