Collaboration Aims To Wirelessly Charge Active Styluses Using Mobile 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.  

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USI Launches First Open Standard, Active Stylus Certification Program

June 10, 2020

To achieve USI certification, a stylus or device must pass the USI standard protocol and electrical testing.

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First Wave Of USI 1.0 Active Stylus Products Hit The Market

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.

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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.

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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.

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Universal Stylus Initiative Releases Breakthrough Specification 1.0

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.

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Industry’s First Universal Stylus Demonstration Planned for COMPUTEX 2016

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.

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Universal Stylus Initiative Membership Grows to 31 Companies

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.

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USI Launched to Create a Specification for an Active Stylus

April 23, 2015

Prominent OEMs, stylus and touch controller manufacturers today announced the launch of Universal Stylus Initiative (USI), a new organization formed to develop and promote an industry specification for an active stylus.

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