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Hitachi wins Emmy for single-chip colour video camera

The company released the first commercial single-chip product in 1982

Hitachi has been awarded a Technology and Engineering Emmy for its pioneering development of the single-chip colour video camera.

The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) recognised Hitachi’s co-development of the patented Saticon camera tube used widely in the TV industry until the advent of solid-state imagers.

In 1982 Hitachi released the MOS sensor based VK-C1000 camera, the first commercial single-chip product.

The company unveiled the latest CMOS imaging technology underpinning the new SK-HD1800 studio and field production camera at the 2019 NAB Show.

Yoshihiro Shiwa, Akio Ito and Koji Takaichi

“We are proud of our history of innovation, and we are honoured to be recognised by NATAS for our role in the development of single-chip colour camera technology,” said Hitachi president and CEO Toshihiro Matsuzaka.

“We continue to work hard on developing new technologies and offering them in practical and affordable solutions to address the evolving needs of broadcasters and video professionals in today’s dynamic media landscape,” he added.