Michiel Ligthart on 10-26-2022
When I first heard the term ‘bespoke silicon,’ I had to get my dictionary out. Well versed in the silicon domain, I did not know what bespoke meant. It turns out to be a rather old-fashioned term for tailor made and seems to be very much British English. The word dates from 1583 and is the past participle of bespeak, according to the Oxford English Dictionary. American English by contrast more commonly uses the word custom. By now, custom silicon has been rebranded to bespoke silicon.