Freescale Semiconductor, an Austin-based company that plays a role in the performance of every NASCAR Sprint Cup car, has announced it had 20 employees on missing Malaysian Airlines Flight MH370.
Freescale, a global provider of data-gathering components for vehicles and other devices, provides the processors to McLaren that are part of the electronic control units that run the fuel-injection systems of all Cup cars.
In a news release, Freescale stated it had 12 employees from Malaysia and eight from China on the flight, which disappeared from radar Saturday morning while en route to Beijing from Malaysia capital Kaula Lumpur.
“At present, we are solely focused on our employees and their families,” said Gregg Lowe, president and CEO, Freescale. “Our thoughts and prayers are with those affected by this tragic event.”