This excerpt taken from the MRVL DEF 14A filed May 8, 2006.
The Companys Amended and Restated Bye-Laws provide for two or more directors, and the number of directors is currently fixed at nine directors. The number of directors currently appointed to the Board of Directors is seven. There are currently two vacancies on the Board of Directors. The Companys Board of Directors is divided into three classes with two classes having two members and one class having three members. One class of the Board of Directors is elected by the shareholders each year and this year the shareholders also need to elect one Class 2 director, who was appointed to the Board of Directors to fill a vacancy and was recommended by the Chief Executive Officer. Each class serves staggered three-year terms, which means that only one class of directors is elected at each Annual General Meeting of Shareholders, with the other classes continuing for the remainder of their respective terms. At this Annual General Meeting, shareholders of the Company will be asked to vote on the election of three directors as Class 3 directors and the election of one Class 2 director. The Class 3 directors elected at the Annual General Meeting will serve three-year terms or until their successors have been duly elected and qualified. The Class 2 director elected at the Annual General Meeting will serve a two-year term or until his successor has been duly elected and qualified. Directors may only be removed for cause by a special resolution of the Company.