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Hitachi Metals Ltd. in Cooperation with Hitachi Cable America Inc., Releases New 70 OHM Micro-Coax

May 9th, 2017

Hitachi Metals Group Ltd., a Japan division of Hitachi Ltd., has recently released a newly developed 48 AWG coaxial cable for medical applications. Hitachi Metals supplies a wide range of innovative high-performance materials for a broad range of markets. The new MCX product is currently being offered as part of the Hitachi Cable America Medical Components line of products. The highly unique design uses five fluorocarbon polymer monofilaments as a wrapped insulation layer surrounding the central stranded 7/56 AWG wires. The design is then spiral shielded and secured with an extremely thin spiral wrapped polyester tape. This new design, as opposed to a foam fluorocarbon polymer extruded directly over the wire, provides increased insulation coverage and a greater ability to control the end product diameter when working with such fine gauge wire. The final resulting diameter is .008 inches (0.21 mm), which is smaller than a 250 um optical fiber.

Our new product will make medical devices such as ultrasound diagnostic equipment and endoscopes more user-friendly and capable of producing higher-definition diagnostic images. We will continue to introduce new wire and cable products for medical applications that advance state-of-the-art medical technology. Already a 50 AWG design is currently under development. Please contact us for more information.

About Hitachi’s Medical Components in America:

To learn more about Hitachi Cable America, Inc. and the Performance Cables Systems & Materials Division, please visit our website at For information about HTP-MEDS including the HI-TECH MACHINE & FABRICATION product line, now a division of HTP-MEDS, visit & Hitachi Cable America, Inc. and HTP-MEDS LLC. are units of Hitachi Metals, Ltd. which is held by Hitachi, Ltd., Japan.

About Hitachi, Ltd.

Hitachi, Ltd. (TSE: 6501), headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, delivers innovations that answer society’s challenges. The company’s consolidated revenues for fiscal 2015 (ended March 31, 2016) totaled 10,034.3 billion yen ($88.8 billion). The Hitachi Group is a global leader in the Social Innovation Business, and it has approximately 335,000 employees worldwide. Through collaborative creation, Hitachi is providing solutions to customers in a broad range of sectors, including Power / Energy, Industry / Distribution / Water, Urban Development, and Finance / Government & Public / Healthcare. For more information on Hitachi, please visit the company's website at

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