This excerpt taken from the MRVL 8-K filed Apr 2, 2007.
Special Committee of Board of Directors
Effective March 30, 2007, the Companys Board of Directors appointed John J. Quinn, Esq. and Dr. William G. Howard, Jr. as non-director members of the special committee regarding derivative litigation of the Companys Board of Directors (the Special Committee). Under the Companys bye-laws, the Board of Directors can delegate any of its powers to a committee that may consist partly or entirely of non-directors. The Special Committee, previously comprising one director, will now comprise the two non-directors named above. The Special Committee will continue the previously announced internal review relating to the Companys historical stock option practices and related accounting matters.
Mr. Quinn is a retired Partner at the law firm of Arnold & Porter LLP and former President of the Los Angeles County Bar Association. Mr. Quinn has received numerous awards and honors for his distinguished service in the legal community, including the Shattuck-Price Award, the Los Angeles County Bar Associations highest honor, and the Distinguished Service Award presented by the United States Court of the Ninth Circuit. Mr. Quinn has served as the Chairperson of the Senator Barbara Boxer Federal Judicial Selection Committee, overseeing the selection of nominees for federal judicial appointment of the United States District Court. He was also Chairperson of the Disciplinary Committee of the District Court for the Central District of California from 1995 to 2001.
Dr. Howard has been an independent engineering consultant to various semiconductor and microelectronics companies since December 1990, including Xilinx, Inc., the Semiconductor Industry Association, and Dow Corning Corporation. From October 1987 to December 1990, Dr. Howard served as a senior fellow at the National Academy of Engineering conducting studies of technology management. Dr. Howard held various management positions at Motorola, Inc., a wireless and broadband communications company, between 1969 and 1987, including Senior Vice President and Director of Research and Development. Dr. Howard previously served as a director of Credence Systems Corporation, a supplier of design-to-test solutions for semiconductors, and BEI Technologies, Inc., a manufacturer of electronic sensors, motors, actuators, encoders and motion control products, until its sale in 2005. Dr. Howard is Chairman of Thunderbird Technologies, a private company developing new transistor technologies, and the Ramtron International Corporation, a manufacturer of memory products, and a director of Xilinx, Inc., a semiconductor company, and Sandia Corporation, a Lockheed Martin company that manages Sandia National Laboratories. Dr. Howard serves on the Defense Science Board and is a former chair of the Department of Defenses Advisory Group on Electron Devices.