EARLY POWER SEMICONDUCTOR HISTORY AT GE

An Interview with F.W. “Bill” Gutzwiller

 The Early History of the Silicon Controlled Rectifier

 

       

 

 

 

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Within two years of joining GE, Bill had assumed responsibility for applications engineering for the complete rectifier product line.  In Dec 1956, Bill published a comprehensive technical summary of GE rectifiers, “Rating and Application of Germanium and Silicon Rectifiers” [2].   This was reprinted as an “Apps Note” in 1957, with additional photos, as shown on this page.  Note the technique for developing high power rectifier circuit configurations by mounting multiple units on finned heatsinks.

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