Pretty isn't it? This is the Compact Muon Solenoid (or big electro-magnet) experiment tracker outer barrel from the Large Hadron Collider. They are getting close to firing this up, over on the border between Switzerland and France. CERN starts the first particle beam tests this month, with the first real particle collisions happening towards the end of the year. I keep having an REM song playing in the back of my head when I look at these pictures.
Based on the list of exhibitors and the scant information provided, these are some of new companies that appear to have a verification aspect to their products. I'll be finding out more next week on site. Brian Bailey has his take on DAC for Verification, over at Chip Design mag, that is worth a look if you are struggling to fill your schedule! There is quite an overwhelming amount of things packed in to next week.