Why were Nikon able to do fast (global?) electronic shutter in the D1 & D70?

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Why were Nikon able to do fast (global?) electronic shutter in the D1 & D70?

but not in later models, even CCD models such as the D200?

Background is that the D1, D1X, D1H, D70, and D70S supported flash synch to 1/500th and shutter up to 1/16000th, and theoretically could be tricked into higher flash synch as well, because all the faster shutter speeds used an electronic shutter which could implement both first and second curtain.

IIUC, this is something that's possible in CCD but not in CMOS. If that's the case, though, why didn't more or all CCD sensors provide this functionality. AFAIK, it was only on 6MP and less cameras from Nikon and Canon (one Canon: the EOS 1D, which was Canon's only CCD DSLR).

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