This excerpt taken from the TQNT DEF 14A filed Mar 26, 2009.
SECTION 5. ELIGIBILITY
An Award may be granted to any employee, officer or director of the Company or a Related Company whom the Committee from time to time selects. An Award may also be granted to any consultant, agent, advisor or independent contractor for bona fide services rendered to the Company or any Related Company that (a) are not in connection with the offer and sale of the Companys securities in a capital-raising transaction and (b) do not directly or indirectly promote or maintain a market for the Companys securities.
This excerpt taken from the TQNT DEF 14A filed Apr 17, 2007.
Each of TriQuints employees or the employees of our designated subsidiaries who is a common law employee and whose customary employment with us or one of our designated subsidiaries is at least 20 hours per week and more than five months in a calendar year is eligible to participate in the 2007 ESPP; except that no employee will be granted an option under the 2007 ESPP (i) to the extent that, immediately after the grant, such employee would own 5% or more of the total combined voting power of all classes of our capital stock or the capital stock of one of our designated subsidiaries, or (ii) to the extent that his or her rights to purchase stock under all of our employee stock purchase plans accrues at a rate which exceeds $25,000 worth of stock (determined at the fair market value of the shares at the time such option is granted) for each calendar year.
This excerpt taken from the TQNT DEF 14A filed Apr 6, 2005.
Eligibility. Nonstatutory Stock Options, Restricted Stock, Restricted Stock Units, Stock Appreciation Rights, Performance Units, Performance Shares and such other cash or stock awards as the Administrator determines may be granted to Employees and Consultants; Options may also be granted to Outside Directors who are neither employees nor representatives of stockholders owning more than one percent (1%) of the outstanding shares of the Company. However, (i) Incentive Stock Options may be granted only to Employees, and (ii) Options may only be granted to Outside Directors who are neither Employees nor representatives of stockholders owning more than one percent (1%) of the outstanding shares of the Company in accordance with the provisions of Section 8 hereof. An Employee, Consultant or Outside Director who has been granted an Award may, if he or she is otherwise eligible, be granted an additional Award or Awards.