February 28, 2022
WAKEFIELD, MA. – February 28, 2022 – The Universal Stylus Initiative (USI) unveiled USI Version 2.0 (USI 2.0) of its popular active stylus specification today. Used in millions of products and standard for Google Chromebooks, the USI specification is the only open standard, active stylus solution allowing a single stylus to be used on multiple touch enabled devices.
October 25, 2021
The Universal Stylus Initiative (USI) added eight new member organizations in the past six months. USI now totals 46 member organizations shipping products using USI’s unique active stylus specification. The USI specification is the only open standard, active stylus solution allowing a single stylus to be used on multiple touch enabled devices.
November 19, 2020
The NFC Forum and the Universal Stylus Initiative (USI) announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding today that points out a collaboration plan to allow USI members to integrate the NFC Forum’s Near Field Communications (NFC) Wireless Charging Specification (WLC) in their products and to verify standards compliance by utilizing the NFC Forum Certification Program.
June 10, 2020
To achieve USI certification, a stylus or device must pass the USI standard protocol and electrical testing.
September 26, 2019
The Universal Stylus Initiative (USI) unveiled today the first 14 companies with products using the USI 1.0 Stylus and Device Specification — the first open standard active stylus protocol available on the market.
Universal Stylus Initiative Elects Board of Directors and Adds Members to Support Adoption of Open Active Stylus Standard
June 13, 2018
The Universal Stylus Initiative (USI) elected eight member companies to its 2018 Board of Directors including representatives from Google, Hanvon, Intel, Lenovo, Solomon-Systech, Synaptics, Wacom and Waltop.
Universal Stylus Initiative Adds Six New Members to Support Advancement of Open Active Stylus Standard
January 30, 2018
Six companies joined The Universal Stylus Initiative (USI) to support the advancement of an open active stylus standard it was announced today. Google LLC, 3M Touch Systems, Inc., Lattice Semiconductor, Maxeye Smart Technologies Co., Ltd., MyScript and Tactual Labs Co. have all joined the world’s largest, open, active stylus solution, member-driven industry association.
September 22, 2016
The Universal Stylus Initiative (USI) marked a technological and market breakthrough today with the announcement of the availability of the USI 1.0 Stylus and Device Specification. Over 30 global companies were involved in the development of the USI 1.0 Specification.
May 26, 2016
The Universal Stylus Initiative (USI) announced today the industry’s first demonstration of multiple USI styluses, interfacing with a USI enabled Windows PC, following the recently completed USI 1.0 Device and Stylus Specification.
September 10, 2015
The Universal Stylus Initiative (USI) today announced that its membership has grown to 31 member companies, more than doubling since its launch earlier this year. USI is an organization formed to develop and promote a universal industry specification for an active stylus.