If statistics brought forth by Photonics Industry and Technology Development Association (or just PIDA) are to be believed, e-books sales are on the rise. This is perhaps the clearest signal so far of e-books gaining on consumer preference. In numeric terms, this transforms to NT$13.2 billion (US$444.67 million) in first half, earning of Taiwan’s e-paper industry in 2011. This marks an increase of 6 percent in comparison to the second half of 2010, while rise of e-paper sales has shown an impressive growth of 70 percent compared to the same period a year ago.
This means e-readers may be back to haunt tablet PCs, which many had thought were the future of portable computing devices.