Patent Number: 8,878,238

Title: MCT device with base-width-determined latching and non-latching states

Abstract: Methods and systems for a gate-controlled thyristor which switches between narrow-base operation in the ON state and wide-base operation in the OFF state, and which can only sustain latch-up in the narrow-base ON state.

Inventors: Blanchard; Richard A. (Los Altos, CA), Akiyama; Hidenori (Miyagi, JP), Tworzydlo; Woytek (Austin, TX)

Assignee: Pakal Technologies LLC

International Classification: H01L 29/749 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 2019-11-04 0:00:00