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About us

Who we are

Ladies in front of TV; picture courtesy of Sharp Microelectronics Europe Founded in February 2000 within VDMA, the DFF (Deutsches Flachdisplay Forum, German Flat Panel Forum - but we are not limited to Germany) is since 2015 an registered society. We are an international organisation with companies and institutions from all parts of the flat panel display community:

  • research institutes
  • material and component suppliers
  • manufacturing and process equipment suppliers
  • system integrators and distributors
  • display end users

What we do

  • Plenary meetings (WGM) on selected display topics at member companies
  • Dedicated Platforms:
    • Automotive Platform - Working Group "Displays"
    • Platform "System Integration"
  • Conferences and trade shows
  • Newsletter
  • Support
  • Networking and information

Vision and Mission

We mutually support ourselves towards a leading position in the industry to expand our business both technologically and commercially.


The vision of DFF is to enable its members to attain and sustain a leading position in flat panel display (FPD) industries. DFF catalyses and expands a network of excellence across the entire value chain, leading to new business opportunities.

To achieve this, DFF has launched a communication platform promoting information exchange between European companies and the international display community.

DFF mission contains five elements:

  • DFF provides a unique networking platform of leading companies driving the FPD industry
  • DFF provides a unique source of information for FPD market participants
  • DFF assists in identifying and assessing business opportunities at all levels of the FPD value chain and application areas
  • DFF assists to design the supply chains for the innovative FPD technologies of the future
  • DFF promotes entrepreneurial competence and excellence


In December 1998 Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Ehrfeld in his function as then managing director of the Institute of Microtechnology Mainz (IMM), started an initiative gathering 24 leading suppliers, potential producers, end-product manufacturers, associations and research institutes of the German display community.

This initiative elaborated a strategy for the set-up of globally competitive flat panel display production capacities in Germany. This activity became the seed of the "Deutsches Flachdisplay Forum" (DFF) which was founded in February 2000 at VDMA. In order to improve flexibility and services for our members, we founded the DFF e.V. as a registeredf society end of 2014 becoming operational in Jan. 2015.

DFF e.V. EVENTS 2016


Feb 11: Alpine, Stuttgart, Agenda

Apr 21: EuropTec, Goslar, Agenda

July 14: BMW, München

Oct 12: Merck, Darmstadt

SI Platform & WGMs:

Jan 27/28:
Display Materials & Processes
Meeting Agenda
Uni Stuttgart, IGM

June 29/30:
"High Quality Displays", 3M, Neuss

Oct 12/13:
"OLED", Merck, Darmstadt


Deutsches Flachdisplay-Forum e.V.
z.H. Prof. Dr. Karlheinz Blankenbach
c/o Hochschule Pforzheim
Tiefenbronner Str. 65
75175 Pforzheim
Phone: +49 151 167 400 68
Fax: +49 7231 282 4918
E-Mail: president@displayforum.de