Kurt Lehovec

Updated: 09/15/2017 by Computer Hope

Kurt LehovecName: 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.

Significant publications

  • Injected Light Emission of Silicon Carbide Crystals (1951).