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Hitachi America, Ltd.Hitachi America, Ltd.

Working Together with Our Customers to Create Innovative Solutions


Key Research Areas

Message from General Manager

George Saikalis, Ph.D.

It's with great pleasure I welcome you on our website.

Society today is connected as never before in history. This brings with it awareness that we share many issues but, at the same time, a tremendous opportunity to work together to efficiently resolve them.

Hitachi is a unique company that can vertically integrate from materials to products, technologies and complex solutions thereby providing end-to-end value to our customers. Research & Development is a key catalyst to make this happen. Using the power of big data, analytics, IT platforms and the tremendous breadth of Hitachi technology strengths, we aim to develop innovative solutions by leveraging the ONE HITACHI approach working with our Hitachi business groups.

Our talented team of over 100 highly skilled multi-disciplinary members in the Americas is tackling many societal challenges to achieve a greener environment, more efficient resources exploration, smart vehicles, healthcare, agriculture, mining and transportation.

Strategically based in Santa Clara, California, Farmington Hills, Michigan, and São Paulo, Brazil, we engage with our customers to fully understand their requirements. This market-driven co-creation approach allows us to share visions, generate concepts and quickly develop innovative technology and solutions which are validated through Proof-of-Concept (PoC) prototypes at our customers’ sites.

To further capitalize on our global strength, Hitachi, Ltd. established the Insights Laboratory in April 2017. This new global research team focuses on accelerating solutions for Lumada, Hitachi’s IoT platform while leveraging our Artificial Intelligence (AI) resources to solve complex problems. The lab’s core members will be based in Hitachi America, Ltd. R&D Santa Clara office, collaborating closely with Hitachi Insight Group to drive a unified IoT business and go-to-market strategy.

We look forward to exploring new opportunities for co-creation with customers in our industry-leading centers designed to facilitate co-innovation for Social Innovation solutions.

George Saikalis, Ph.D.
Senior Vice President and CTO
Hitachi America, Ltd. - R&D

About Hitachi America R&D

Hitachi America, Research and Development Division (R&D) was established in 1989 as part of Hitachi's strategy to locate research centers close to industry-leading advanced markets.

Over the years, Hitachi America R&D has pursued research with leading business partners and research institutions, supporting many backbone businesses of Hitachi including semiconductors, automotive systems, IT platforms and networks.

Today, Hitachi America R&D is applying this market/customer-driven approach in developing innovative solutions to lead Hitachi's "Social Innovation Business" in the Americas.