Semiconductor apparatus wherein the separate semiconductor elements are linked to ensure the electric charge at the output of one unit delivers the input to the following unit; able to retain and collect electrical charges, can be utilized as memory devices, however are more sluggish as compared to RAMs. Responsive to light; employed as light-detecting elements in video and digital camera models as well as in optical scanners. Abbreviated CCD.

CHARGE-COUPLED DEVICE: "Charge-coupled devices may be utilized for many purposes."

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