This excerpt taken from the MRVL DEF 14A filed Sep 14, 2007.
Our Bye-Laws provide for two or more directors, and the number of directors is currently fixed at nine. The number of directors currently appointed to the board of directors is six. Douglas King, currently a Class 1 director, has informed the company of his intention not to seek reelection to the board of directors, and his term will expire at the annual general meeting.
The board of directors is divided into three classes, with all three classes currently having two members. One class of the board of directors is elected by the shareholders each year. Each class serves staggered three-year terms, which means that as a general matter only one class of directors is elected at each annual general meeting with the other classes continuing for the remainder of their respective terms. At the annual general meeting, shareholders will be asked to vote on the election of one Class 1 director. The Class 1 director elected at the annual general meeting will serve a three-year term or until his or her successor has been duly elected and qualified. Directors may only be removed for cause by a special resolution of the company, pursuant to the terms of our Bye-Laws.
Our nominee for the Class 1 director is Paul R. Gray, Ph.D., biographical information for whom can be found on page 6 on this proxy statement. The company has been advised by Dr. Gray that he is willing to be named as such herein and is willing to serve as a director if elected.