It was only a couple of days ago that EVGA had to fend off rumours that it was axing its European operations, but a whole new grapevine sprang up yesterday, with reports suggesting that Sapphire was not only head-hunting EVGA's motherboard team, but also planning to buy EVGA outright.
Reports of Sapphire's planned takeover of EVGA appear to have been traversing the gossip circuit at Computex, and EVGA has already denied that its motherboard team has suffered a massive exodus, saying that only "some people" have left.
We decided to check the rumours with some of our own sources close to the companies in question, and while none of this is official, the word is that there are no plans for Sapphire to acquire EVGA.
However, while it looks as though the takeover rumours are unfounded, our sources say that Sapphire is indeed putting together a new motherboard team to build new boards for AMD's Fusion processor.
It's rumoured that some of these guys were recruited from EVGA, but no one has so far been able to confirm this with us.
We're promised more official news on this in the future, but in the meantime it's worth taking the gossip with a pinch of salt.