Table: Thailand's High-Tech Slumber Is Giving Way to Renewed Activity

Thailand's High-Tech Slumber...

-- Government-backed software and science parks are years behind schedule owing to the 1997 financial crisis

-- Thailand's one chip-fab project has been stalled following the bankruptcy of the main local backer, Charn Uswachoke

-- Foreign electronics manufacturers have been looking to invest in more promising markets such as China

...Is Giving Way to Renewed Activity

-- The software and science parks are finally nearing completion, although they're smaller than originally envisioned

-- The government is planning to open a modest chip fab for R&D next year, while Charn has hopes to revive his chip plant

-- The Prime Minister is calling for more aggressive ways to attract investment in electronics and software

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