First time I saw the term IGBT I thought it concerned gays, bis, and trannies.

I must have a dirty mind. But that's just me. Does IGBT look odd to you?

And the leading "I" looks like an L. If that helps.

I deal with them every day, so no.

Do you actually say Eye Gee Bee Tea, or is there a way to pronounce it as a word? I'd go with "ig-bit". Is there a pronunciation war like S.Q.L. vs "sequel"?

eye-gee-bee-tee

...and what if it had? Would that have been a problem?

When I was much younger, the new-fangled transistor radios were referred to as "trannies". But that was before I had heard of the other kind.

What's wrong with referring to automobile transmissions? :wink:

cr0sh:
…and what if it had? Would that have been a problem?

No, of course not. And it would have made the switching speed specification more applicable.

When I was younger it was what we called auto transmissions. Edit: I see now James pointed this out.

My plasma cutter has IGBTs; that was the first time I had heard of them.

I'm still not sure that means any more to me than the fact that Brawndo has electrolytes.

Chagrin:
I'm still not sure that means any more to me than the fact that Brawndo has electrolytes.

It's what plants crave.

Think of IGBTs as a MOSFET connected to a BJT on a single die.

Courtesy of Wikipedia:

You left 'them' open to interpretation.