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Submission + - Willard S. Boyle, Father of the CCD, Dies at 86 (nytimes.com)

An anonymous reader writes: Willard S. Boyle co-developer of the Charge Coupled Device (CCD) has died at the age of 86. Boyle was credited with the development of the Charge Coupled Device in collaboration with his colleague at Bell Laboratories George E. Smith. They received the 2009 Nobel Prize for physics for their work.
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Willard S. Boyle, Father of the CCD, Dies at 86

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