An ultrafast recovery diode. In a first embodiment, a rectifier device comprises a substrate of a first polarity, a lightly doped layer of the first polarity coupled to the substrate and a metallization layer disposed with the lightly doped layer. The ultrafast recovery diode includes a plurality of wells, separated from one another, formed in the lightly doped layer, comprising doping of a second polarity. The plurality of wells connect to the metallization layer. The ultrafast recovery diode further includes a plurality of regions, located between wells of said plurality of wells, more highly doped of the first polarity than the lightly doped layer.