The IGBT is optimized for hard switching topologies working at frequencies of up to 30 kHz and embodies a trade-off between conduction and switch-off energy losses with robustness, 5 µsec short-circuit capability and excellent EMI behaviour. It is presented as an attractive alternative to the predecessor TRENCHSTOP IGBT from Infineon as well as to competing products. In a plug-and-play replacement the new TRENCHSTOP Performance IGBT yields reduced losses of 7% at switching frequency of 8 kHz. An 11% lower total loss is delivered for switching frequency of 15 kHz. Making use of the same packages, redesigns for higher efficiency and competitive cost can be realized easily, fast and with low efforts.