Hitachi, Ltd., headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, is one of the world's leading global electronics companies, with fiscal 1998 (ended March 31, 1999) consolidated sales of 7,977 billion yen ($65.9 billion*). The company manufactures and markets a wide range of products, including computers, semiconductors, consumer products and power and industrial equipment. Hitachi, Ltd. has 913 subsidiaries, including 276 overseas corporations.

Hitachi has been a presence in the U.S. since 1959. There are currently 75 Hitachi companies in North America. Hitachi America, Ltd., administrator of the website, is a wholly owned subsidiary of Hitachi, Ltd., which markets and manufactures a broad range of electronics, computer systems and products, semiconductors, and provides industrial equipment and services throughout the U.S. Hitachi America has more than 6,000 employees in six divisions and nine subsidiaries around the country.