Article on the awarding of the Nobel Prize to Boyle and Smith for "for the invention of an imaging semiconductor circuit-the CCD," the basis for digital imagery in everything from pocket cameras to the Hubble Space Telescope."
Overview on the history of digital photography, from Boyle and Smith's early invention to present day.
Willard Boyle and George Smith shared the 2009 Nobel Prize in physics for their work in the invention of the charge-coupled device (CCD). A CCD captures light and converts it into an electric signal, which can then be used to produce an image. CCD’s serve as the primary element in most digital cameras.