Back in August 2011 we heard reports that BOE Display is considering a 5.5-Gen AMOLED fab in Ordos (Inner Mongolia) in a $3.44 billion investment. It was suggested that this is simply a gimmick to help the company get mining rights, but now we hear that BOE is actively constructing the new plant. The plan is to start with LTPS LCDs and later on move to AMOLED production (this will happen in 2014).

Regarding the rather unique location, it seems that the local government in Ordos is trying to attract the hi-tech industry - they want transform the city from a natural-resource center into a high tech zone.