BOE Ready to Cap Off 2ndGen 10.5 Fab
October 22, 2018
Despite all the recent reports that the Chinese government is asking panel makers to slow down their flat panel investments, BOEis getting ready to cap the roof of their new Gen 10.5 display fab in Wuhan, China this month. The fab, which local government press say is the “world’s largest China Screen factory”, will celebrate the event later this month, leading it into the next phase of its construction. The fab, which is also said to be the world’s largest concrete frame monolithic plant, has a clean room area the size of 26 football (US) fields, and the total plant area is equivalent to 65 football fields. In order to build such a structure the construction company called on resources from a number of other cities and built 8 40’ wide temporary roads to accommodate the 1,300 trucks delivering materials each day during the construction peak, which included 40m pounds of steel, the equivalent to three Eiffel Towers. BOE’s Wuhan fab is expected to open in September of 2019, with a capacity of 120,000 sheets/month, although a portion of that capacity could be geared toward the production of large panel OLED TV displays. That portion of the fab is expected to open in early 2020 and would join LG Display, and CSoT as the only producers of large panel OLED TV screens. The fab should be able to produce 8.64m 65” TV panels/year unyielded at full capacity.