Definition - What does Solid State Component mean?
A solid state component is an electronic component that relies on the controlled flow of electric charges to facilitate the building and operation of devices on solid state technology. Solid state components are used to build devices like storage disks, flash memories, integrated circuits (IC) and light emitting diodes (LED).
A solid state component stores, discharges and repels electric currents to facilitate specific electronic or computing functions. Solid state components restrict their positive and negative electric charges and may be amplified, depending on requirements.
Solid state components are crystalline, polycrystalline and amorphous elements. Examples include semiconductors, conductors and insulators.