Dr. Matthias Pfeiffer
Dr. Matthias Pfeiffer, CTO – Display Solutions
Dr. Matthias Pfeiffer received his degree as a Doctor of Engineering from the University of Darmstadt in 1993 where he specialized in physical chemistry and chemical technology. His research for both his masters and Ph.D. theses was on the molecular dynamics of ferroelectric liquid crystals and liquid crystal polymers. Later in 1993 Dr. Pfeiffer joined the Liquid Crystal Institute at Kent State University as a research associate where – in cooperation with the University of Stuttgart – he developed one of the first e-book/document reader devices and a scattering mode active matrix display .
In 1995 Dr. Pfeiffer joined Three-Five Systems, Inc. as a senior member of the R&D staff, where he was involved in optimization of performance and production processes for passive matrix displays and led the development of LCoS micro-displays and reflective color displays.
In 2001 Dr. Pfeiffer joined Brillian Corporation (later Syntax-Brillian), a spin-out company formed to commercialize LCoS micro-displays, projectors and television sets. He was responsible for further development of the display and the entire optical train of the projection system. The technology led to one of the first progressive scan HDTV sets with 65-inch diagonal screens.
In 2008 Dr. Pfeiffer joined Flextronics International’s Technology Leadership Group as a Senior Director, becoming the resident corporate expert for displays. He later took on responsibility for developing display technology in Flextronics’ Multek Display and Touch factories.
Dr Pfeiffer is married, has one son and lives in Boulder, Colorado, USA and frequently travels to NVD’s China factories. He is fluent in English and German.