This excerpt taken from the MRVL DEF 14A filed Jun 2, 2008.
For fiscal 2007 and 2008, the executive compensation committee determined the equity compensation for Dr. Pantas Sutardja, our Chief Technology Officer, and, for fiscal 2007, Ms. Dai, our former Chief Operating Officer, based on a percentage of the economic value of the equity award granted to Dr. Sehat Sutardja, our Chief Executive Officer. This approach was used by the executive compensation committee to reflect the relative contribution of Dr. Pantas Sutardja in comparison to Dr. Sehat Sutardja and assist in providing internal equity in the allocation of equity compensation. For fiscal 2007 and 2008, Dr. Pantas Sutardja's stock option grant was four-ninths of Dr. Sehat Sutardja's stock option grant. This ratio was determined by the executive compensation committee in its judgment after discussions with Dr. Sehat Sutardja and was based on a variety of factors including the scope of Dr. Pantas Sutardja's position and internal equity between Dr. Sehat Sutardja, Ms. Dai and Dr. Pantas Sutardja.