Hitachi Cable

Hitachi Cable
Hitachi Cable, Ltd.
Type Public kabushiki gaisha
Traded as TYO: 5812
Industry Manufacturing (non-ferros metal)
Predecessor Hitachi, Ltd.
Founded Tokyo, Japan (April 10, 1956 (1956-04-10))
Headquarters Akihabara UDX, 14-1, Sotokanda Itchome, Chiyoda, Tokyo, Japan
Number of locations 17 in Japan
Parent Hitachi, Ltd.
Website (English)

Hitachi Cable, Ltd. (日立電線株式会社 Hitachi Densen Kabushiki-gaisha?) was established in 1956 as a manufacturer of electric wire and cable for power distribution. The company, based in Tokyo, Japan, was formed from Hitachi Densen Works, the Hitachi Works spin-off previously known as Densen Works of.

In the half-century following the creation of the company, has expanded its business operations to include the manufacture of rubber, copper and optical products. Although the company still actively engages in the development of raw materials for wires and cables, it has incorporated the development of telecommunications equipment into its product line. To that end, the product line now includes antennas and coaxial cables, compound semiconductors and various electronic components, including a terminal antenna for wireless communication. The company has also developed the WirelessIP5000, a wireless IP phone that supports the Session Initiation Protocol (SIP).

As a related push into the IT arena, has developed the Apresia18020, Japan's first Terabit network switch, which has a switching capacity of 1.8 Terabits per second. The company is also one of more than a score of companies that support the consortium known as the 10 Gigabit Ethernet Alliance.