What is a Component (Part)?

Component Definition

Companies that create discrete products do so by designing assemblies comprised of individual components. A component (sometimes referred to as an item or part) is a key part of the product. Product assemblies are documented and defined using bills of materials (BOMs) that provide the full recipe required to build the finished product.

What is a Component


What are examples of components?

Sensors, integrated circuits (ICs), capacitors, transistors, and batteries are examples of components.

*Source: https://www.build-electronic-circuits.com/basic-electronic-components/

Is there a difference between parts and components?

The terms part and component are used interchangeably to describe the constituent piece or key ingredient that is used to build a product.

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