Advances in Power Semiconductor devices
by MWilliams | 29 November 2016 | Latest News & Information
What is a Power Semiconductor?
A power semiconductor is used to switch or control power (or current) in electrical circuits. These include the power diode, power MOSFET, Bipolar Junction Transistor, Thyristor and Insulated Gate Bipolar Transistor (IGBT). They can be categorised as either 2-terminal, or 3-terminal devices.
Power diodes are 2-terminal devices, made up of two type