The Invention and Demonstration of the IGBT [A Look Back]

@article{Shenai2015TheIA,
  title={The Invention and Demonstration of the IGBT [A Look Back]},
  author={Krishna Shenai},
  journal={IEEE Power Electronics Magazine},
  year={2015},
  volume={2},
  pages={12-16}
}
  • K. Shenai
  • Published 22 June 2015
  • Engineering
  • IEEE Power Electronics Magazine
Much of the credit for 20th-century advances in computing and communication goes to the silicon transistor and the integrated circuit. The same may be said for the silicon insulated gate bipolar transistor (IGBT) with respect to the impending revolution taking place in energy technology. The silicon IGBT offers unprecedented energy efficiency when switching electrical power in the range of few hundred kilowatts to multimegawatts at a low manufacturing cost. It is transforming the electric… 

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