This excerpt taken from the DDIC DEF 14A filed Apr 14, 2008.
How many votes are required to ratify the appointment of the Companys independent registered public accounting firm for 2008?
The affirmative vote of a majority of the votes cast by holders of the shares of Common Stock and Preferred Stock present in person or represented by proxy at the Annual Meeting and entitled to vote on this Proposal, voting together as a single class, will constitute stockholder ratification of the appointment of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP as the Companys independent registered public accounting firm for 2008. Abstentions, but not broker non-votes, will be treated as shares present and entitled to vote on this proposal. Applying this standard, an abstention will have the effect of a vote against this proposal, and a broker non-vote will reduce the absolute number (but not the percentage) of the affirmative votes needed for approval of this proposal.