This excerpt taken from the MIPS 8-K filed Feb 4, 2009.
Item 5.02(b). Departure of Directors or Principal Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Principal Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers.
Departure of Principal Officers
On February 3, 2009, the Company announced the intended departure of the Chief Operating Officer, John Derrick. Mr. Derrick's last day of employment will be February 6, 2009.
A copy of the press release announcing Mr. Derrick's departure is attached as Exhibit 99.01 to this Current Report.