Updated: 09/15/2017 by Computer Hope
Name: Kurt Lehovec
Born: June 12, 1918 in Northern Bohemia, Czech Republic
Death: February 17, 2012 (Age: 93)
Computer related contributions
- Innovated the concept of p-n junction isolation used in every circuit element with a guard ring: a reverse-biased p-n junction surrounding the planar periphery of that element.
- This patent was assigned to Sprague Electric. Because Lehovec was under salary with Sprague, he was paid only one dollar for this invention.
- Injected Light Emission of Silicon Carbide Crystals (1951)