In 2004 CMOS image sensors passed CCD sensors
In 2004 Complementary Metal Oxide Semiconductor (CMOS) image sensor shipments surpassed Charge-Coupled Devices (CCDs), reports In-Stat. This shift was the result of the exploding camera phone market, with shipments more than doubling from 2003 to 2004. While CMOS has surpassed CCDs, CCDs are not going away. They maintain substantial market share in many camera applications, including mainstream digital still cameras, security cameras, and camcorders.