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The high-current characteristics of ggNMOS fabricated on bulk- as well as on SOI-substrates using a 0.6 /spl mu/m-CMOS technology have been simulated for different values of the gate length L/sub Gate/. Prior to the simulation, the doping profiles and physical transport parameters were calibrated with reference to measured data. The snapback differential resistance R/sub spdiff/ is found to be higher for SOI-devices. Also, an optimum value of L/sub Gate/ is determined for the bulk-substrate, yielding a minimum snapback holding voltage V/sub H/. For SOI fabrication, however, VH decreases with shrinking L/sub Gate/. We explain this behavior on the basis of the electrothermal simulation results.