Imaging Resource has published an obituary of Bryce Bayer, who passed
away recently. Often called the 'father of digital imaging', former
Kodak scientist Bryce Bayer invented and gave his name to the so-called
'Bayer Filter' - a mosaic pattern of red, green and blue filters which
allows silicon sensors that are only sensitive to luminance to capture
information about the color in a scene. Patented in 1976, the RGBG Bayer
Filter has since become essentially ubiquitous, being used in virtually
all digital imaging systems from medium-format backs to smartphones. Go to http://www.imaging-resource.com for the obituary.