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Freescale employees on board Malaysia Airlines flight

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Austin based Freescale Semiconductor confirms 20 of its employees were on board Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing. The company released a statement Saturday afternoon.

Twelve of the employees are from Malaysia and eight are from China. The company says it is deeply saddened by the news and they are monitoring the situation.

"At present, we are solely focused on our employees and their families," said Gregg Lower, president and CEO, Freescale. "Our thoughts and prayers are with those affected by this tragic event."

Counselors are on hand and other professionals to help with around the clock support.

Flight MH370, a Boeing 777, was last seen on radar at 1:30 a.m. above the South China Sea.

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