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White Paper: The Evolution Of Digital Imaging: From CCD To CMOS

Source: Micron Technology

Digital imaging began with the invention of the charge-coupled device (CCD) in 1969. Since then, the technologies used to convert light into electrical charges have become increasingly efficient. The processes for transforming optical to digital have evolved. Since its inception decades ago, digital imaging has progressed through improvements in CCDs and with the emergence of complementary metal-oxide semiconductor (CMOS) technology. And now CMOS is becoming a leading imaging technology.