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We report on AlGaN/GaN metal oxide semiconductor heterostructure field effect transistor (HFET) over SiC substrates with peripheries from 0.15 to 6 mm. These multigate devices with source interconnections were fabricated using a novel oxide-bridging approach. The saturation current was as high as 5.1 A for a 6 mm wide device with a gate leakage of 1 /spl mu/A/cm/sup 2/ for 1.5 /spl mu/m gate length in a 5 /spl mu/m source-drain opening. The cutoff frequency of around 8 GHz was practically independent of the device periphery. Large-signal output rf-power as high as 2.88 W/mm was measured at 2 GHz. Both the saturation current and the rf-power scaled nearly linearly with the gate width.