F460DC Charge-Coupled Device (CCD) memory chip

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Photographer
Richards, Mark
Dimensions
overall: 1/4 in x 1 1/8 in x 1/4 in
Manufacturer
Fairchild Semiconductor
Credit Line
Gift of David Laws
Copyright Owner
© Mark Richards
Location
US
Keywords
Semiconductor
Object ID
102716294
Memory Type
Semiconductor

CCDs contain long rows of capacitive bins holding electrical charges that shift along the rows. This chip was just a shift-register memory. But if light focused on the bins creates the charges, a CCD becomes an image sensor.