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Elsevier’s The IGBT Device Wins PROSE Award
Winners of the 40th Annual PROSE Awards were announced yesterday at the annual Professional and Scholarly Publishing (PSP) Conference in Washington, DC. PROSE honors the best in professional and scholarly publishing, as judged by peer publishers, librarians, academics and medical professionals.
Competition was “fierce” this year, according to AAP, with the competition attracting a record 551 entries of books, reference works, journals and electronic products in more than 54 categories.
The IGBT Device: Physics, Design and Applications of the Insulated Gate Bipolar Transistor written by Professor Baliga, won the Engineering and Technology category.
The IGBT device has proved to be a highly important Power Semiconductor, providing the basis for adjustable speed motor drives (used in air conditioning and refrigeration and railway locomotives), electronic ignition systems for gasoline powered motor vehicles and energy-saving compact fluorescent light bulbs. Recent applications include plasma displays (flat-screen TVs) and electric power transmission systems, alternative energy systems and energy storage. This book is the first available to cover the applications of the IGBT, and provide the essential information needed by applications engineers to design new products using the device, in sectors including consumer, industrial, lighting, transportation, medical and renewable energy.
The author, B. Jayant Baliga, invented the IGBT in 1980 while working for GE. His book unlocks IGBT for a new generation of engineering applications, making it essential reading for a wide audience of electrical engineers and design engineers, as well as an important publication for semiconductor specialists.
The IGBT Device is an essential reference for applications engineers working in the consumer, industrial, transportation, lighting, medical, and renewable energy sectors; Electrical Engineers involved with the control and management of electrical power and semiconductor device technology; and Semiconductor specialists.
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