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One of our friends at AMDzone reports an interesting snippet. He said he was on the way home when he heard an AMD ad. The company is looking to recruit motherboard designers. The 300 people out of the 13,800 personnel on its payroll which AMD said it would lay off are not connected with its chip business at all. However, with the sad demise of Apricot UK, there are a fair few motherboard designers looking for work. Apricot used to design wonderful motherboards that even managed to resist staffers from The Register sitting on them by accident. We will be meeting top AMD exec Dana Krelle at the Cebit show in Hannover tomorrow and will report this from the Messe. ®

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