Prototype ferroelectric thin film, nonvolatile memory, nondestructive readout (NDRO), semiconductor devices have been fabricated. The “1” and “0” logic states of these prototype devices are in principle determined by the modulation of the conductivity of a semiconductor film channel by the polarization state of the underlying ferroelectric thin film layer. Programmed resistance ratios of the two logic states of 5:1 are demonstrated. While the best performance to date has been achieved for devices that have a 40 nm ln2O3 film covering a 300 nm thick PZT 20/80 layer, we also develop criteria for selecting semiconductor films that will improve performance for this NDRO device design. Among the other semiconductor films that are characterized with respect to this criteria are boron doped Ge, ZnO and aluminum doped ZnO. It is demonstrated that by appropriate donor doping of ZnO films the effects of intrinsic defects are masked and that process temperatures can be extended by 300×C.