I'd meant to do this yesterday, but yesterday got buy, so today I went to wander through the exhibit hall at the Embedded Systems Conference, which was big enough this year to be at the San Jose convention center.
Well, sort of. It was occupying one side of the exhibit hall; the rest was taken up by something called BIOMEDevice, under the same management, so people were just wandering back and forth, and exhibitors' badge-scanners worked regardless of what show one's badge said one was attending.
Anyway! The ESC side of things was somewhat interesting. I saw some of the regulars (including one who'd sent me some samples after the ARM thing a while back; those are waiting to be evaluated once the prototype hardware for the project comes in, Real Soon Now), and there were some exhibitors I'd never heard of before, including one peddling a module that I really wish I'd known about a few months ago, and which might become relevant again sometime next year.
I gathered a moderate amount of literature, and some minor schwag.
The BIOMEDevice side of things looked... well... a lot like a shinier version of a Design2Part show. Lots of manufacturing / rapid prototyping vendors, with a biomedical theme (some of them I've also seen at D2P, maybe with different signage). Also various other sorts of vendors. And cleanroom-related stuff. I don't do cleanroom, though I would like to have a lab with air filtration that would at least remove cat hairs (the current arrangement doesn't even filter out entire cats).
Total time spent ambling around the expo hall, plus walking the few blocks from and to my car: a bit under 5 hours. Wearing shoes the whole time, because Winter.