On March 11, a 9.0 magnitude earthquake and tsunami hit Japan, which had a big impact on Renesas’ employees and facilities. Renesas ensured the safety of employees, but the personal impact for some of them was severe. Some employees' homes were destroyed or severely damaged. Five of Renesas’ manufacturing facilities were damaged in some way.
Looking at the last photo of this image gallery, some of you may have thought: "What’s up with a baseball cut out in the middle of this group picture?" The cut out, as it turns out, shows Yukiko Ueno, a softball pitcher for Japan’s national team. And she is also a Renesas employee at Naka fab.
Ueno, a pride and joy of the fellow Naka fab employees, was the first pitcher ever to produce a perfect game at the Olympics against China in Athens. Ueno’s colleagues wanted her to be represented in the photo.
As we reported, for a long time, we had never been able to see photos inside Naka fab after the quake. The image gallery posted here should give you a good sense of the extraordinary efforts it took to rebuild the fab.
Don't forget to view the video clip, also rleased by Renesas, and hear their voices!