This week marks the second anniversary of the Tohoku Earthquake, which caused considerable damage even before it triggered a tsunami that wreaked even more havoc in eastern Japan.
It was the most powerful quake to rock Japan and killed roughly 16,000 people. Its impact on the electronics supply chain, from materials used for high-speed printed circuit board design to semiconductors to glass, was immediate and far-reaching.
Since then, we've drawn some lessons:
- Risks Persist One Year After Japan Tsunami
- What We Learned From Japan Earthquake
- How to Mitigate Supply Chain Disasters
Here's a graphical look at the fallout, two years later, courtesy of NHK News Web via Visua.ly: