Patent Number: 6,295,205

Title: Explosion protection for semiconductor modules

Abstract: A high-power semiconductor module having a casing which encloses at least one semiconductor element has an explosion protection element. This explosion protection element is a protective sheath which surrounds at least a portion of the casing and traps fragments which are projected outward in the event of an explosion of the semiconductor element. This prevents people from being injured or adjacent modules from being damaged by such fragments.

Inventors: Lang; Thomas (Zurich, CH), Zeller; Hans-Rudolf (Birr, CH)

Assignee: Asea Brown Boveri AG

International Classification: H01L 23/06 (20060101); H01L 23/051 (20060101); H01L 23/00 (20060101); H01L 23/02 (20060101); H01L 25/07 (20060101); H05K 007/00 ()

Expiration Date: 09/25/2018