51nb forums, which is the biggest Thinkpad forum in China is well known for it’s mods to Thinkpads. It’s user “Hope” (which is well known for modding modern motherboards to old IBM devices like T40, T60 and X-series) had organized a team for designing and testing those motherboards. Those mobos are made in OEM factory near Shenzen based on “Hope’s team” design.
Those mobos have firmware support by Hope and those support all urgent Thinkpad features. Naturally, those modern Haswell/Broadwell -mobos doesn’t have support for legacy features such as Cardbus and they haven’t got dock connector for these mobos (I think Lenovo have somekind of patent for those connectors).
via nkwsky on reddit