An EMMY for single-chip colour camera technology

Hitachi Kokusai Electric America, a long-standing systems and broadcast technology producer, has won a Technology & Engineering EMMY Award from the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS) for pioneering the development of single-chip colour camera technology.

In 1982, Hitachi released the MOS sensor-based VK-C1000 camera — the first commercial-grade single-chip device. Till today, the professional video camera is still in operation.

“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 Toshihiro Matsuzaka, president and CEO, Hitachi Kokusai Electric America.

Matsuzaka added: “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.”

The EMMY Award recognises companies, organisations and individuals for pioneering innovative broadcast technology that makes a significant impact on television engineering and viewing experience.

The EMMY award was accepted by Koji Takaichi, president and CEO of Hitachi America at the 70th Annual Technology & Engineering Emmy awards gala event held in partnership with the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) in Las Vegas during 2019 NAB Show.


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