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AlGaN/GaN heterojunction field effect transistors (HFETs) are expected to be a good candidate for power switching application at high temperatures. We designed and fabricated a discrete HFET package and a half bridge module using the AlGaN/GaN HFETs and SiC Schottky barrier diodes (SBDs) for high temperature applications. The half bridge module exhibited good reliability after 250 C and 400 h high temperature storage. Switching characteristics of the AlGaN/GaN HFET were investigated. Qg x Ron, which shows a figure of merit of switching operation, was more than 10 times better than commercial Si MOSFETs. The switching characteristics of the HFET showed no significant degradation up to 225 C.