|Inventor of the IGBT Passes Away
|C. Frank Wheatley died on October 18, 2014, after a lengthy battle with congestive heart failure. He had a distinguished career of pioneering developments in solid state circuits and devices and is the holder of 57 US Patents, including the invention of the Insulated Gate Bipolar Transistor (IGBT). The IGBT has been at the heart of many power electronic contributions to our advanced society. The United States Patent by Becke and Wheatley in 1982, "Power MOSFET with Anode Region" was the seminal...