Freescale Semiconductor has confirmed that 20 of its employees were confirmed passengers on Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 en route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing. Twelve are from Malaysia and eight are from China.
“At present, we are solely focused on our employees and their families,” says Gregg Lowe, president and CEO, Freescale. “Our thoughts and prayers are with those affected by this tragic event.”
The company has assembled counselors and other professionals through Freescale’s Employee Assistance Program, and states that the entire Freescale Semiconductor community is deeply saddened by this news.
Freescale Semiconductor provides products for the automotive, consumer, industrial, and networking markets, including microprocessors and microcontrollers, sensors, analog integrated circuits, and connectivity. Some of its applications and end-markets include wireless infrastructure, smart energy management, portable medical devices, consumer appliances, and smart mobile devices. The company is based in Austin, Texas.
Release Date: March 8, 2014
Source: Freescale Semiconductor