The Insulated Gate Transistor (IGT) is a new power semiconductor device with the high input impedance features of the power MOSFET and the ability to operate at high current densities even exceeding that of power bipolar transistors. The high temperature operating characteristics of the device are discussed here. Unlike the power MOSFET whose operating current density decreases by over a factor of 2 when the ambient temperature is raised to 150°C, the IGT is found to maintain its high operating current density at elevated temperatures. The temperature coefficient of the output current is found to be positive at forward drops below 1.5 V and negative at forward drops above 1.5 V. These characteristics make the IGT suitable for applications with high ambient temperatures. The results also indicate that these devices can be paralleled without current hogging problems if the forward conduction occurs at forward voltage drops in excess of 1.5 V.