This excerpt taken from the MOLX DEF 14A filed Sep 12, 2008.
Purpose of the SIP
The purpose of the SIP is to optimize our profitability and growth through stock incentives which are consistent with our goals and which link and align the personal interests of directors, officers and employees to those of our stockholders. The SIP will also enable us to attract, motivate, and retain directors, officers and employees who make significant contributions to our success and to allow such
individuals to share in our success. The plan is intended to meet the requirements of Section 162(m) of the Internal Revenue Code by qualifying awards as performance-based compensation.