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LeddarTech is Recognized as a CES 2020 Innovation Award Honoree for The Leddar Pixell, a Cocoon LiDAR Recently Released for the Autonomous Vehicle Market

CES announced the winners of the Innovation Awards on November 7th, 2019 in New York. LeddarTech will showcase the Leddar Pixell at several locations at CES 2020

LeddarTech’s Leddar™ Pixell

LeddarTech’s Leddar™ Pixell, a 3D solid-state LiDAR cocoon solution specially designed for autonomous vehicles.

QUEBEC CITY, Nov. 13, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — LeddarTech®, an industry leader in LiDAR technology providing the most versatile and scalable auto and mobility LiDAR platform, continues to impress with the recent announcement of an award at the prestigious CES 2020 Innovation Awards in the Vehicle Intelligence & Transportation Category.

The LeddarTM Pixell is a product that exemplifies the commitment that the team at LeddarTech has towards addressing the demand from the market for highly reliable solid-state LiDAR meeting their mobility application requirements. We believe that safety is paramount in the development of autonomous driving and the availability of robust LiDAR solutions like the Leddar Pixell enhances the sensor suite of vehicles, bringing us closer to a time when autonomous vehicles, large and small, are ubiquitous on our roads,” stated Michael Poulin, LeddarTech’s Vice President of Product Line Management

Key Leddar™ Pixell Benefits:

  • Dependable object and VRU detection
  • Wide 180° horizontal field of view
  • No dead zone in the illuminated field of view.
  • Exceptional durability
  • 3D Flash, solid-state design with no moving parts
  • IP67 enclosure with impact-resistant windows and automotive-grade connectors

Watch the Leddar Pixell video

Leddar Pixell integrates LeddarTech’s patented technology embedded in the state-of-the-art LCA2 LeddarEngineTM, which consists of a highly integrated LeddarCore™ SoC and LeddarSP digital signal processing software. LeddarTech also offers the LeddarEngine to automotive LiDAR developers and other LiDAR makers, accelerating the availability of high quality, tailored LiDAR solutions to a broad and ever-growing range of LiDAR applications and markets.

CES 2020 Innovation Award Honoree

LeddarTech honoree in the Vehicle Intelligence & Transportation Category

Since its release in September 2019, the Leddar Pixell has been showcased at several trade events throughout Europe, North America, and Asia. In the coming months, LeddarTech will be demonstrating the Leddar Pixell at Tech-AD Detroit, November 21st-22nd, CES in Las Vegas, January 7th-10th and at Automotive World 2020 in Tokyo, Japan from January 15th-17th as well as other locations throughout 2020.

The Leddar Pixell provides highly reliable detection of pedestrians, cyclists and other obstacles in the vehicle’s vicinity and is ideal for use in perception platforms that are meant to ensure the safety and protection of vulnerable road users (VRU). The Leddar Pixell has already been adopted by leading autonomous vehicle providers in North America, Europe, and Asia.

About LeddarTech®

LeddarTech is an industry leader providing the most versatile and scalable auto and mobility LiDAR platform based on the unique LeddarEngineTM which consists of a suite of automotive-grade, functional safety certified SoCs working in tandem with proprietary LeddarSPTM signal processing software. The company is responsible for several innovations in cutting-edge mobility remote-sensing applications, with over 70 patented technologies (granted or pending) enhancing ADAS and autonomous driving capabilities.

LeddarTech also serves the mobility market with solid-state high-performance LiDAR module solutions for autonomous shuttles, trucks, buses, delivery vehicles, and robotaxis. These modules are developed to support the mobility market but also to demonstrate the capabilities of LeddarTech’s auto and mobility platform as a basis for other LiDAR suppliers to build upon.

Additional information about LeddarTech can be found at www.LeddarTech.com, and on LinkedInTwitterFacebook, and YouTube.

Contact: Daniel Aitken, Vice President of Marketing and Communications, LeddarTech
Tel.: +1-418-653-9000 ext. 232 Daniel.Aitken@Leddartech.com

Leddar, LeddarTech, LeddarEngine, LeddarSP, LeddarCore, and LeddarTech logos are trademarks or registered trademarks of LeddarTech Inc. All other brands, product names, and marks are or may be trademarks or registered trademarks used to identify products or services of their respective owners.

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Efinix® Rolls Out Trion® T120 FPGAs

Trion T120 FPGAs kick-off a new era of edge computing and acceleration

Efinix® Trion® T120 FPGAs

Now, available featuring a small, high-density fabric, a hardened DDR memory controller and hardened MIPI CSI-2 and PHY interfaces

SANTA CLARA, Calif., Nov. 12, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Efinix®, an innovator in programmable product platforms and technologies, today announced the rollout of Trion® T120 FPGAs, featuring a small, high-density fabric, a hardened DDR memory controller and hardened MIPI CSI-2 and PHY interfaces.

Built on SMIC’s 40nm process, Trion T120 FPGAs are designed and developed to address high-volume cutting-edge products and applications in edge, compute and acceleration. At its core is Efinix’s Quantum architecture, which delivers low power, small form factor and cost advantages.

“The T120 FPGAs demonstrate how the Quantum architecture scales for high density,” said Efinix Co-founder, CTO, and SVP of Engineering Tony Ngai. “Higher density equals more compute power, which is driving the future of edge AI computing. Our disruptive Quantum architecture is taking FPGAs to the next level in today’s exciting environment of innovation.”

“Efinix’s Quantum technology is making the complex and challenging development of FPGA programmable products look simple and effortless,” said Kelvin Low, VP Marketing, Strategy & Overseas Sales of SMIC. “Coupled with our advanced and reliable 40nm Low Leakage platform, together we are accelerating innovation at unprecedented speeds.”

Trion T120 FPGAs’ low-power fabric delivers real programmability at the edge, while its dense architecture packs more compute power into a smaller footprint. T120 FPGAs also include a hardened DDR controller and MIPI CSI-2 and D-PHY blocks, supporting application acceleration in a low-power, small form factor device.

“We are at a pivotal moment for driving edge, compute and acceleration. T120 FPGAs are only at the beginning of the journey of where our Quantum architecture can take edge AI computing,” said Sammy Cheung, co-founder, CEO, and president of Efinix. “We will continue to advance our programmable compute platforms, as the development of T200 samples are already underway.”

About Efinix
Efinix, an innovator in programmable products, drives the future of edge AI computing with its Trion® FPGA platform. At the Trion FPGA’s core is Efinix’s disruptive Quantum™ FPGA technology which delivers a 4X Power-Performance-Area advantage over traditional FPGA technologies. Trion FPGAs, offering 4K to 200K logic elements, have a small form-factor, low-power, and are priced for high-volume production. Our Efinity® Integrated Development Environment provides a complete FPGA design suite from RTL to bitstream. With their Power-Performance-Area advantage, Trion FPGAs address applications such as custom logic, compute acceleration, machine learning and deep learning. Through Efinity, our customers can seamlessly migrate FPGA or full system into Quantum ASIC for ultra-high-volume production.

For more information, visit http://www.efinixinc.com.

Contact:
Steve Stratz
Relevanz Public Relations for Efinix
206.300.9134
steve@relevanzpr.com

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Efinix® เปิดตัว Trion® T120 FPGA

Trion T120 FPGA เริ่มต้นยุคใหม่แห่งการประมวลผลและการเร่งความเร็วอันล้ำสมัย

SANTA CLARA, Calif., Nov. 12, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Efinix® ผู้ริเริ่มในด้านแพลตฟอร์มผลิตภัณฑ์และเทคโนโลยีที่ตั้งโปรแกรมได้ ในวันนี้ได้ประกาศเปิดตัว Trion® T120 FPGA ที่มีโครงข่ายขนาดเล็กความหนาแน่นสูง ตัวควบคุมหน่วยความจำ DDR แบบชุบแข็ง และอินเตอร์เฟซ MIPI CSI-2 และ PHY แบบชุบแข็ง

Trion T120 FPGA สร้างขึ้นบนกระบวนการ 40nm ของ SMIC ซึ่งได้รับการออกแบบและพัฒนา เพื่อจัดการกับผลิตภัณฑ์และแอปพลิเคชันที่ทันสมัยในปริมาณสูงในด้านความล้ำหน้า การประมวลผล และการเร่งความเร็ว ที่แกนกลางเป็นสถาปัตยกรรม Quantum ของ Efinix ซึ่งมอบการใช้พลังงานต่ำ ฟอร์มแฟคเตอร์ขนาดเล็ก และความได้เปรียบด้านต้นทุน

“FPGA T120s ได้แสดงให้เห็นว่าสถาปัตยกรรม Quantum จะสามารถปรับขนาดสำหรับความหนาแน่นสูงได้อย่างไร” Tony Ngai ผู้ร่วมก่อตั้ง CTO และ SVP ด้านวิศวกรรมของ Efinix กล่าว “ความหนาแน่นที่สูงขึ้นนั้นเท่ากับพลังการประมวลผลที่มากขึ้น ซึ่งเป็นการขับเคลื่อนอนาคตของการประมวลผล AI ที่ล้ำสมัย สถาปัตยกรรม Quantum ที่สำคัญของเรากำลังนำ FPGA ไปสู่อีกระดับในสภาพแวดล้อมอันน่าตื่นเต้นของนวัตกรรมในปัจจุบัน”

“เทคโนโลยี Quantum ของ Efinix ทำให้การพัฒนาที่ซับซ้อนและท้าทายของผลิตภัณฑ์ที่ตั้งโปรแกรม FPGA นั้นดูเรียบง่ายและไม่ยุ่งยาก” Kelvin Low, VP Marketing, Strategy & Overseas Sales ของ SMIC กล่าว “เรากำลังเร่งสร้างนวัตกรรมด้วยความเร็วที่ไม่เคยมีมาก่อน ด้วยการผสานรวมกับแพลตฟอร์ม 40nm Low Leakage ขั้นสูงและเชื่อถือได้ของเรา”

โครงข่ายที่ใช้พลังงานต่ำของ Trion T120 FPGA มอบความสามารถในการตั้งโปรแกรมอันล้ำสมัยอย่างแท้จริง ในขณะที่สถาปัตยกรรมที่มีความหนาแน่นสูงนั้นได้อัดแน่นไปด้วยพลังการประมวลผลที่มากกว่า ในขนาดที่เล็กลง T120 FPGA ยังรวมถึงตัวควบคุม DDR แบบชุบแข็ง และบล็อก MIPI CSI-2 และ D-PHY ซึ่งรองรับการเร่งความเร็วแอปพลิเคชันในอุปกรณ์ขนาดเล็กที่มีกำลังไฟต่ำ

“เราอยู่ในช่วงเวลาที่สำคัญสำหรับการขับเคลื่อนความล้ำสมัย การประมวลผล และการเร่งความเร็ว ซึ่ง T120 FPGA เป็นเพียงจุดเริ่มต้นของหนทางที่สถาปัตยกรรม Quantum ของเราสามารถใช้การประมวลผลแบบ AI ที่ล้ำสมัย” Sammy Cheung ผู้ร่วมก่อตั้ง ผู้บริหารสูงสุด และประธานของ Efinix กล่าว “เราจะพัฒนาแพลตฟอร์มการประมวลผลที่สามารถตั้งโปรแกรมได้ของเราต่อไป เนื่องจากการพัฒนาตัวอย่าง T200 ยังคงดำเนินการอยู่”

เกี่ยวกับ Efinix
Efinix เป็นผู้ริเริ่มด้านผลิตภัณฑ์ที่ตั้งโปรแกรมได้ ซึ่งขับเคลื่อนอนาคตของการประมวลผล AI ที่ล้ำสมัยด้วยแพลตฟอร์ม Trion® FPGA ที่แกนกลางของ Trion FPGA คือเทคโนโลยี Quantum™ ที่สำคัญ ซึ่งมอบความได้เปรียบด้านพลังงานต่อผลการปฏิบัติงานต่อพื้นที่มากกว่าเทคโนโลยี FPGA แบบเก่าถึง 4 เท่า Trion FPGA มีองค์ประกอบลอจิกตั้งแต่ 4K ถึง 200K ซึ่งมีฟอร์มแฟคเตอร์ขนาดเล็ก ใช้พลังงานต่ำ และมีราคาที่เหมาะสมต่อการผลิตเป็นจำนวนมาก สภาพแวดล้อมการพัฒนาแบบบูรณาการ Efinity® ของเราส่งมอบชุดการออกแบบ FPGA ที่สมบูรณ์ตั้งแต่ RTL ไปจนถึงกระแสข้อมูลบิต (Bitstream) ด้วยความได้เปรียบในด้านพลังงานต่อผลการปฏิบัติงานต่อพื้นที่ Trion FPGA มีความเหมาะสมต่อการใช้งานในด้านต่างๆ เช่น ลอจิกแบบกำหนดเอง การเร่งความเร็วการประมวลผล การเรียนรู้ของเครื่อง และการเรียนรู้เชิงลึก ด้วย Efinity ลูกค้าของเราจะสามารถเปลี่ยนถ่าย FPGA หรือระบบทั้งระบบไปเป็น Quantum ASIC สำหรับการผลิตเป็นจำนวนมากได้อย่างราบรื่น

สำหรับข้อมูลเพิ่มเติม โปรดไปที่ http://www.efinixinc.com

ติดต่อ:
Steve Stratz
Relevanz Public Relations ของ Efinix
206.300.9134
steve@relevanzpr.com

Nuvectra® Continuing to Support Current Patients with the Algovita® Implant as Company Voluntarily Files for Chapter 11

Court-Supervised Process Has No Impact on Safety or Functionality of Algovita Device; Company Continuing to Support Physicians

PLANO, Texas, Nov. 12, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Nuvectra Corporation (NASDAQ: NVTR) (“Nuvectra” or the “Company”), a neurostimulation medical device company, today announced that it has elected to file a voluntary petition for reorganization under Chapter 11 of the United States Bankruptcy Code in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Texas (the “Court”). The Company intends to use this Court-supervised process to continue its review of a range of options to maximize value and address its financial obligations. The Board of Directors and management team continue to believe that the Company and its assets have considerable value and are exploring a range of options, including a sale of the Company as a whole, of the Algovita Spinal Cord Stimulation System (“Algovita”), of Virtis® or of specified assets.

Furthermore, Nuvectra is committed to supporting existing patients using Algovita, as well as the physicians, clinicians and facilities treating patients with Algovita. The safety and functionality of Algovita will not be impacted by the Court-supervised process. The Company is currently suspending its support of future implants until the Company’s path forward is determined and recommends physicians cease any new implantations, as well as trial procedures and clinical studies in progress, until that time.

Dr. Fred Parks, Nuvectra’s Chief Executive Officer, commented, “Since launching as an independent company, Nuvectra has been investing in our mission to help physicians improve the lives of people with chronic conditions. We were successful in bringing Algovita to market and have opportunities in our pipeline, including Virtis, which we believe will generate value in the future. To fund our innovation and commercialization efforts, the Company took on substantial debt. We have been working to achieve an alternative path forward through our extensive review of options for our business over the past several months. Following constructive discussions with our lenders, the Court-supervised process we are starting today will provide us the time and flexibility we need to continue our review of options, maximize the value of our assets and address our financial obligations.”

Dr. Parks continued, “We are committed to supporting the patients who are using our device and their physicians and clinicians by maintaining a team of clinical specialists and product support specialists.”

Patients or physicians with questions regarding Algovita should contact Nuvectra Customer Service by calling 1-844-727-7897 (or +1-214-618-4980 for calls originating outside the U.S.) and selecting option one or sending an email to support@nuvectramed.com.

The Company has filed a number of customary motions seeking Court authorization to support its operations during the Court-supervised process, including a consensual cash collateral motion and a motion to pay employee wages and benefits. The Company expects to receive Court approval for these requests shortly.

Additional Information
Additional resources for vendors and other outside parties, including court filings and other documents related to the Chapter 11 process, are available on a website administered by Nuvectra’s claims agent, KCC, at http://www.kccllc.net/nuvectra. Information is also available by calling 1-888-201-2205 (U.S. and Canada) or +1-310-751-1839 (International).

Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP and Dorsey & Whitney LLP are serving as the Company’s legal counsel and Alvarez & Marsal is serving as restructuring advisor.

About Nuvectra Corporation
Nuvectra® is a neurostimulation company committed to helping physicians improve the lives of people with chronic conditions. The Algovita® Spinal Cord Stimulation (SCS) System is our first commercial offering and is CE marked and FDA approved for the treatment of chronic intractable pain of the trunk and/or limbs. Our innovative technology platform also has capabilities under development to support other indications such as sacral neuromodulation (SNM) for the treatment of overactive bladder, and deep brain stimulation (DBS) for the treatment of Parkinson’s Disease.

Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains “forward-looking statements,” including statements we make regarding the outlook for Nuvectra as an independent publicly-traded company. Forward-looking statements are based only on our current beliefs, expectations and assumptions regarding the future of our business, future plans and strategies, projections, anticipated events and trends, the economy and other future conditions, and therefore they are subject to inherent uncertainties, risks and changes in circumstances that are difficult to predict and may be outside of our control. Our actual performance may differ materially from those indicated in the forward-looking statements. Therefore, you should not rely on any of these forward-looking statements. Any forward-looking statement made by us is based only on information currently available to us and speaks only as of the date on which it is made.  Important factors that could cause our actual results to differ materially from those indicated in the forward-looking statements include: (i) our ability to successfully scale and continue operations during the court-supervised process; (ii) our ability to successfully sell assets or take other steps to maximize value and address our financial obligations under the court-supervised process; (iii) potential adverse effects of the court-supervised process on our liquidity and results of operations; (iv) the potential of adverse rulings in the court-approved process, including the possibility that we may fail to obtain timely approval with respect to the motions we have filed or will file in the future; (v) the risk that motions filed by third parties could protract, or impede our objectives under, the court-supervised process; (vi) employee attrition and our ability to retain management and other key personnel due to distractions and uncertainties, including our ability to provide adequate compensation and benefits during the court-supervised process; (vii) our ability to maintain relationships with suppliers, customers, employees and other third parties and regulatory authorities as a result of the court-supervised process; (viii) the effects of the reorganization petitions on us and on the interests of our various constituents, including holders of our common stock; (ix) the detrimental effect the reorganization petitions could have on our ability to access the capital markets in the future, if desired; (x) the length of time that we will operate under the court-supervised process and the continued availability of operating capital during the pendency of the proceedings; (xi) increased administrative and legal costs related to the court-supervised process and other litigation and inherent risks involved in a reorganization process; (xii) our ability to successfully market Algovita and to develop enhancements or improvements to Algovita; (xiii) the uncertainty and timing of obtaining regulatory approvals in the United States and Europe for our Virtis sacral neuromodulation system; (xiv) the scope of protection for our intellectual property rights covering Algovita and other products using our neurostimulation technology platform, along with any product enhancements or improvements; and (xv) our compliance with all regulatory and legal requirements regarding implantable medical devices and interactions with healthcare professionals. Please see the section entitled “Risk Factors” in Nuvectra’s Annual Report on Form 10-K and in our other quarterly and periodic filings for a description of these and other risks and uncertainties.  We undertake no obligation to publicly update any forward-looking statement, whether written or oral, that may be made from time to time, whether as a result of new information, future developments or otherwise.

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Family course for newly married youth in Selangor

SHAH ALAM, The Selangor government has called on newly married youth, aged 40 and below, in the state, to enrol in a family course that will allow them to receive an incentive of RM300 per person, beginning January next year.

State Youth Generation Development, Sports and Human Capital Development Committee chairman Mohd Khairuddin Othman said the course, held under the Selangor Youth Generation Incentive (iGems) programme, was being implemented to address divorce cases among young couples in the state.

The programme is also aimed at providing an incentive of RM300 per person to applicants who meet the requirements stipulated other than this is their first marriage.

The course covers aspects of financial and emotional management and parenting skills that will be emphasised to meet today’s demands, he told reporters at the lobby of the Selangor State Legislative Assembly here today.

He said applicants (only the Selangor-born and those who have lived in the state are eligible to participate), who tied the knot on Sept 1, 2018, until Dec 31, 2019, application could be submitted online on http://igems.yawas.my/web/ and they have until June 31, 2020, to do so.

For those who will be tying the knot from Jan 1, 2020, onwards, applications are only allowed within six months from the date of the marriage, he said.

Source: BERNAMA (News Agency)

SIRIM offers expertise, technology to industries, SME in Selangor

SHAH ALAM, Small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in Selangor are encouraged to use the expertise and technology provided by Kumpulan SIRIM Bhd (formerly known as Standard and Industrial Research Institute of Malaysia) to improve the quality of their products as well as to prepare for the Fourth Industrial Revolution (IR 4.0).

State Investment, Industry and Commerce, and Small and Medium Enterprises Committee chairman Datuk Teng Chang Khim said the move is important for SME entrepreneurs in Selangor to keep pace with the current technological developments and to compete in the future.

To stay relevant, companies are encouraged to keep abreast of new technologies by investing in three areas, namely automation, talent and skills development, as well as innovation.

SIRIM is ready to play an important role in supporting the state’s industrial development goals through skills development and human capital development, he said at the SIRIM-Industry Engagement Programme here today.

Also present were SIRIM vice-president (strategic planning) Goay Peck Sim and Invest Selangor Bhd chief executive officer Datuk Hasan Azhari Idris.

Teng said the federal government had allocated RM210 million starting this year until 2021 to support local SMEs to migrate to IR 4.0.

According to him, the Malaysian Productivity Corporation will carry out a Readiness Assessment to help up to 500 SMEs to migrate to IR4.0 technology.

The Industry 4.0 Readiness Assessment (Industry4WRD-RA) is a comprehensive programme to help firms evaluate their capabilities and readiness to adopt the IR 4.0 technologies and processes, he said.

Meanwhile, SIRIM president and group chief executive Prof Dr Ahmad Fadzil Mohamad Hani, in his speech read out by Goay, said it has collaborated with a German research organisation, Fraunhofer Institute, to help boost the development of local SMEs.

He said the strategic collaboration encompassed a technology audit programme in the field of technology applications to help SME entrepreneurs understand their own strengths and weaknesses and improve their companies.

The findings of this audit will help them to formulate action plans to increase productivity, technology management capabilities and value chains. It is also useful to help the company to become more competitive and productive.

As of November, a total of 831 SME entrepreneurs have participated in the programme and out of that 251 are from Selangor. This has made the state the most active programme recipients, he said.

He said SIRIM has also provided services in IR 4.0, Technical and Vocational Education Training (TVET), green environment, technology-based companies and the aerospace sector.

He said that in promoting technology among local entrepreneurs, SIRIM has also introduced the usage of the internet of things (IoT).

For example, SIRIM has helped stingless bee farmers to increase their kelulut honey production without the use of chemical pesticide.

Under our technology commercialisation initiative, SIRIM has successfully commercialised technologies such as anti-fungal products, LPG composite tanks and introduced new products such as synthetic bone that are widely used in the field of dentistry, he said.

About 200 representatives from government agencies, industry associations and entrepreneurs in Selangor have participated in the SIRIM-Industry Engagement Programme which emphasised the importance of research and development, manpower management, quality, training, testing and certification.

Source: BERNAMA (News Agency)

PSEE Exemption for handicapped to serve in public sector

KUALA LUMPUR, The handicapped group now no longer has to sit for the Public Service Entry Exam (PSEE) to become a civil servant, said Deputy Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department (Law), Mohamed Hanipa Maidin.

According to him, the exemption was made after May as a government measure to encourage more participation by the handicapped in the public service sector and simultaneously realise the aspiration of involving one per cent of the group in the sector.

”A study found that, all these while many handicapped could not get work because they could not pass the examination (PSEE). So, we make a decision to exempt them and after this, I am confident, the one per cent target can be met,” he said.

He said this when answering to a question from Datuk Rosol Wahid (PH-Hulu Terengganu) at Dewan Rakyat who asked Prime Minister to state the government’s move to encourage the participations of the handicapped as government servants.

At the same time, the Public Service Commission (SPA) too had taken the measure to impose the minimum conditions to handicapped candidates based on the conditions of employment in the service schemes.

Mohamed Hanipa said statistics from the Public Service Department (JPA) showed that as of June 30, the number of the handicapped in the public service was 3,686 officers or 0.29 per cent.

”The recruitment management statistics under SPA showed that as of last June, 44 people or 0.49 per cent handicapped candidates were appointed to the public service from 8,924 permanent appointments,” he added.

Source: BERNAMA (News Agency)