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