The Nobel Prize in Physics 2009
Charles K. Kao, Willard S. Boyle, George E. Smith
Willard S. Boyle
Born: 19 August 1924, Amherst, NS, Canada
Died: 7 May 2011, Truro, NS, Canada
Affiliation at the time of the award: Bell Laboratories, Murray Hill, NJ, USA
Prize motivation: "for the invention of an imaging semiconductor circuit - the CCD sensor"
Field: instrumentation, semiconductor technology