“What war?” you say, “CMOS won that war a long time ago.” If the criterion is chips shipped, I agree. But CCDs have their fans in the photographic community, and they tend to be vocal. I’m from Missouri about the supposed color rendering advantages of CCD’s, and I really don’t like the poor dynamic range of current CCD implementations.
This should allow on-chip ADCs with CCD arrays. As the paper states, it could also offer more flexibility in global shutter implementations. Although no consumer cameras employ this technology yet, they could soon, given sufficient demand.