Nine Post-Moore Technologies

The original literal Moore's Law was just that the number of transistors would double every two years. Physics limits that so the continuation of progress requires thinking outside the box. Below is a list of technologies that can help that:


  • 3D chips
  • NVRAM as main computer memory

Medium term

  • Optical computing
  • Quantum computing
  • Neuromorphic/analog computing
  • Alternative RAM
    • Memristor
    • Phase-change memory (PCM)
    • Spin-transfer torque (STT)
    • Magneto-resistive
  • Non-silicon substrates
    • Gallium arsenide
    • Silicon germanium
    • Carbon nanotubes
    • Graphene
  • Homogenization/deep integration of compute and storage


  • DNA computing