Solid State Electronics
Solid state components are the building blocks of today's electronics. Learn about the technology inside the gadgets and machines that we use every day.
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Solid-state electronic devices are part of our everyday lives. The transistor, invented in 1947, was the first solid-state device to come into commercial use. Learn what solid state electronics are and where you can find them.