This excerpt taken from the IRF 8-K filed Oct 12, 2006.
Item 5.02. Departure of Directors or Principal Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Principal Officers
Minoru Matsuda, a Class Three director, will not stand for re-election to the Board of Directors and, in order to provide for an orderly transition, has resigned as a member of the Board of Directors (the Board) of International Rectifier Corporation (the Company) effective October 10, 2006. The Company thanks Mr. Matsuda for his valuable contributions to the Company over the past nine years and has given Mr. Matsuda director emeritus status, a result of which he will be paid a consulting fee during the next three years for continuing to provide his advice and support to the Company.
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.