By Geertjan-Oracle on Jan 29, 2010
That's a pretty interesting paragraph at the end of the NetBeans IDE 6.8 Release Notes! The company referred to above, Microchip Technology Inc, is "a leading supplier of field-programmable embedded control solutions by manufacturing the popular PIC® microcontrollers; a broad spectrum of innovative analog products; and related non-volatile memory products".
And, as can be seen from the paragraph above, Microchip has been working with the NetBeans Platform as the basis of their own IDE. Hope to be able to show some screenshots of this soon.