This excerpt taken from the MRVL 8-K filed May 29, 2008.
compensation. Stock-based compensation relates primarily to employee stock options and restricted stock units issued. Stock-based compensation expense is a non-cash expense that is difficult to predict as its valuation is affected by changes in market forces, such as the price of Marvells common shares, which is not within the control of management. Accordingly, management excludes this item from its internal operating forecasts and models.