Existing technologies for the current computing system are approaching their physical limits, and novel device concepts are required as device sizes continuously decrease. Under these new concepts, the devices need to be not only increasingly infinitesimal and simple but also increasingly capable.
Accordingly, we have three major research thrusts towards unconventional computing technologies:
- High performance Non-volatile memories;
- Analog computing using Resistance analog switches;
- Neuromorphic / Synaptic computing using memristive devices.