SiC IGBTs are suitable for high power, high temperature applications. For the first time, the design and fabrication of 9 kV planar p-IGBTs on 4H-SiC are reported in this paper. A differential on-resistance of ~ 88 m(cm2 at a gate bias of –20 V is achieved at 25°C, and decreases to ~24.8 m(cm2 at 200°C. The device exhibits a blocking voltage of 9 kV with a leakage current density of 0.1 mA/cm2. The hole channel mobility is 6.5 cm2/V-s at room temperature with a threshold voltage of –6.5 V resulting in enhanced conduction capability. Inductive switching tests have shown that IGBTs feature fast switching capability at both room and elevated temperatures.