Universal Stylus Initiative maybe never had a real chance. Intel isn't exactly what comes to mind when you think active pen/stylus. So when I found out that Intel started USI with bunch of second stringer pen ODMs, I was fairly apathetic. But the need for consolidation and simplification of pen standards was obvious, so I followed USI somewhat grudgingly. It had couple years of mediocre efforts at CES, then it simply was gone. No one gave a ****. Not one PC or tablet ODM was talking about USI when I asked them at CES. I don't know if the blame lies with the USI's leadership (or lack there of) or strength of Microsoft's influence, but IMO, USI is pretty much done. Microsoft's Pen Protocol is almost guaranteed to be the standard for pen now, in the PC 2in1 space. Wacom's AES is barely hanging on for relevance mainly due to Lenovo's support, but looking at all the MPP touch panel devices at Best Buy atm (Dell Inspirons, HP Envy and Spectres, MS Surfaces, Asus 2in1s, etc..), with Wacom's white flag in the form of Bamboo Ink dual protocol pen, MPP is the new pen standard for PCs. And I'm perfectly fine with that. MS is Windows. Who else is better to set the standard for pen within that space anyways? I sure has hell don't want Wacom doing it. Let them make their money by selling pens for MPP devices. Pens are their strength anyways, not software and certainly not long term planning. I still get to enjoy the best pens from Wacom with MPP so it's all good IMO.