AI TECH,AI APPLICATIONS, AI Applications
Aera Technology | August 24, 2022
Aera Technology, the Decision Intelligence Company, today announced it was named to the Constellation ShortList™ for AI-Driven Cognitive Applications. For the third consecutive year, Aera has joined Constellation Research’s list of technology vendors and service providers delivering critical transformation initiative requirements for early adopters and fast-follower organizations.
Aera is solving one of the most challenging issues for global enterprises — the need to accelerate decision making to respond to an ever-changing environment. Through the Aera Decision Cloud™, companies can access the technology and capabilities to digitize, augment, and automate decisions, achieving complex decision-making at scale.
“We are proud to be recognized by Constellation Research, once again, as an innovative vendor that matters. “At Aera, we are transforming the future of work through Decision Intelligence — enabling companies to optimize decision making to respond to change, seize new opportunities, achieve breakthrough efficiencies, and reduce environmental impact.”
Fred Laluyaux, CEO, Aera Technology
“Organizations must reconsider how they balance business models, work/life priorities, and new market conditions during the uncertain climate of the Great Refactoring,” said R “Ray” Wang, chairman and founder at Constellation Research. “Constellation’s ShortLists reflect the top vendors that matter most to our network of buy-side clients. We publish ShortLists to expedite the decision-making process for leaders making critical vendor selections, so they can find the right partners to enable their business success."
Constellation Research advises leaders on leveraging disruptive technologies to achieve business model transformation and streamline business processes. Products and services named to the Constellation ShortList meet the threshold criteria for this category as determined through client inquiries, partner conversations, customer references, vendor selection projects, market share, and internal research. The portfolio is updated at least once per year as the analyst team deems necessary based on market conditions.
Aera Technology is the Decision Intelligence company that makes business agility happen. The company’s innovative cloud platform integrates with existing systems to make and execute business decisions in real time. In the era of digital acceleration, Aera helps enterprises around the world transform how they respond to the ever-changing environment.
Accenture | July 16, 2022
Accenture is using a proprietary database powered by artificial intelligence (AI) to help Colonial Pipeline, the largest refined products pipeline in the United States, reduce regulated and deregulated electric utility rates for its interstate pipeline system.
The energy-management project leverages Accenture’s Utility Tracking System (UTS), a proprietary database of approximately 30 million anonymized utility bills that the company has been aggregating for more than 20 years. Built to identify power tariff options around the world, UTS uses AI-powered insights and automation as part of Accenture’s SynOps platform to continuously improve the efficiency and reliability of electricity rate-savings recommendations.
Accenture is using insights generated by UTS to evaluate power bills for operations at approximately 80 Colonial Pipeline pump stations along its 5,500-mile pipeline system, which delivers approximately 100 million gallons of refined petroleum products daily to markets in the Southern and Eastern United States. Armed with information about tariff options, Accenture presents lower-cost options — e.g., reduced cost per kilowatt-hour — to Colonial Pipeline, and then works with utilities to help implement new rates.
“This initiative, which is part of our ongoing effort to optimize utility rates, has shown encouraging results early on and should continue to help us in our comprehensive review of all utility accounts on our system. “We look forward to our continued partnership with Accenture as we identify opportunities to transition to renewable energy to power our pump stations.”
Tony Leo, manager of energy management and power optimization for Colonial Pipeline
Yusuf Tayob, group chief executive of Accenture Operations, added, “Our work for Colonial Pipeline is a great example of how Accenture’s long-term investments in technologies are helping clients deepen business resilience amid evolving market conditions. We look forward to making further progress on this project and to helping Colonial Pipeline evaluate how it can buy green energy, which increasingly is powering infrastructure as consumers and stakeholders demand cleaner air and less environmental impact.”
Accenture is a global professional services company with leading capabilities in digital, cloud and security. Combining unmatched experience and specialized skills across more than 40 industries, we offer Strategy and Consulting, Technology and Operations services and Accenture Song — all powered by the world’s largest network of Advanced Technology and Intelligent Operations centers. Our 710,000 people deliver on the promise of technology and human ingenuity every day, serving clients in more than 120 countries. We embrace the power of change to create value and shared success for our clients, people, shareholders, partners and communities.
About Colonial Pipeline
Colonial Pipeline Company, founded in 1962, connects refineries – primarily located in the Gulf Coast – with customers and markets throughout the Southern and Eastern United States through a pipeline system that spans more than 5,500 miles. The company delivers refined petroleum products such as gasoline, diesel, jet fuel, home heating oil, and fuel for the U.S. military. Colonial is committed to safety and environmental stewardship across its operations.
Keysight Technologies | August 26, 2022
Keysight Technologies, Inc., a leading technology company that delivers advanced design and validation solutions to help accelerate innovation to connect and secure the world, announced a new model generator (MG) environment that increases productivity for semiconductor device modeling engineers with improved automation across the entire workflow.
Semiconductor device modeling engineers require automated tools to create accurate simulation models and process design kits (PDK) for baseband and radio frequency (RF) integrated circuit (IC) designs that leverage both silicon (CMOS) and compound III-V technologies.
"Keysight’s device modeling 2023 software suite addresses the needs of customers who generate high-quality SPICE models in limited time. "This new solution offers workflow and speed improvements and represents a significant advancement toward delivering a flexible and open environment that integrates all Keysight modeling technologies."
Ma Long, manager of device modeling and characterization at Keysight Technologies
To address the growing needs of device modeling engineers, Keysight’s device modeling 2023 software suite includes:
PathWave Device Modeling (IC-CAP) 2023 features the MG, a new modeling flow manager that enables a one-click import of measured data, creation of trend plots, organization of the extraction flow, basic QA verification and documentation. IC-CAP also upgrades Radio Frequency Gallium Nitride (RF GaN) packages, a wide bandgap material that offers significant advantages in high-power RF applications, with support for the latest Compact Model Coalition (CMC) model versions including improved extraction flows that account for trapping and thermal effects.
PathWave Model Builder (MBP) 2023 introduces a new and exclusive link to Synopsys’ PrimeSim™ HSPICE®. This ultra-fast link enables optimization and tuning without any speed penalty and delivers access to HSPICE features such as CMC standard models and Verilog-A compiler for custom models.
PathWave Model QA (MQA) 2023 enhances the new project template-based workflow with various template examples including statistical, corner, table and RF.
Advanced Low-frequency Noise Analyzer (A-LFNA) 2023 delivers an integrated and compact measurement system through support of M9601A PXIe Precision Source/Measure Unit.
About Keysight Technologies
Keysight delivers advanced design and validation solutions that help accelerate innovation to connect and secure the world. Keysight’s dedication to speed and precision extends to software-driven insights and analytics that bring tomorrow’s technology products to market faster across the development lifecycle, in design simulation, prototype validation, automated software testing, manufacturing analysis, and network performance optimization and visibility in enterprise, service provider and cloud environments. Our customers span the worldwide communications and industrial ecosystems, aerospace and defense, automotive, energy, semiconductor and general electronics markets. Keysight generated revenues of $4.9B in fiscal year 2021.