Home > News > Regional
Sunday March 9, 2014 MYT 8:33:00 AM
Sunday March 9, 2014 MYT 8:46:36 AM
Among the Freescale Semiconductor employees aboard Flight MH370 were 12 people from Malaysia and another eight from China, president and CEO Gregg Lowe said.
"At present, we are solely focused on our employees and their families," he added in a statement. "Our thoughts and prayers are with those affected by this tragic event."
Rescuers were still hunting for the whereabouts of the twin-engine plane that was carrying 239 people aboard as it traveled from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing more than 24 hours after it slipped off radar screens somewhere between Malaysia's east coast and southern Vietnam, triggering an international search effort.
The 153 Chinese passengers aboard the plane included an infant, while 38 Malaysians and seven Indonesians were aboard.
Six Australians, five Indians, four French nationals and three Americans, including an infant, were also among those listed and the Dutch Foreign Ministry said one Dutch passenger was on the plane.
"The entire Freescale Semiconductor community is deeply saddened by this news. The company is continuing to monitor the situation and will provide more information as it becomes available," the Austin, Texas-based firm said.
Freescale said it was making counselors and other professionals available to employees as part of "around-the-clock support for those impacted by this tragedy."
The company's products serve the automotive, consumer, industrial and networking markets.
They include microprocessors, microcontrollers and sensors, as well as analog integrated circuits and connectivity.
Freescale has design, research and development, manufacturing and sales operations around the world. - AFP
Frustration wracks MH370 families six months on
Australia raises terror alert level to 'high' on Mideast fears
Second South Korean found dead after Mexico hurricane
Residents huddle on rooftops in Kashmir flood disaster
Bangladesh's Zia loses court battle on corruption charges
Thai police question speedboat driver over British murders
Hong Kong students to boycott classes in democracy battle
Vietnam debates sex work
Bangladesh’s Zia goes on trial for graft
Vietnam debates sex work: 'social evil' or legitmate job?
Jack Ma of Alibaba becomes China's richest person
Liverpool granted planning permission for Anfield expansion
The magic of Harry Potter lives on in Osaka
First person mode coming to Grand Theft Auto V
Copyright © 1995-2014 Star Publications (M) Bhd (Co No 10894-D)