What type of electronic products are still made in Taiwan instead of China?

Are there any? If so, is there any particular reason why China does not or cannot make them?

High-end semiconductors. UMC and TSMC rule the world. Their advantage is simply decades of experience, a huge portfolio of IP, and a close relationship with well-known fabless IC companies (and with huge companies that have their own fabs, but also contract-out some of their products).

China came very late to the game, mainly because equipment suppliers weren’t prepared to sell them the latest kit … and they wouldn’t have had a clue how to use it anyway - it’s not like setting up an injection-moulding plant.

  • Memory cards, USB drives, SSD and DRAM modules.

  • Servers, high-end workstation and industrial PC for all kinds of automation applications.

  • Camera, mostly Japanese brands, Nikon, Canon, Olympus…

  • LCD panel

Products Made in Taiwan Ranked No.1 in the World
IC Foundries - global market share 58.%
IC Packages - global market share 43.9%
Blank Optical Disks - global market share 42.8%
Mask ROMs - global market share 56.3%
Mobility Scooters/Powered Wheelchairs - global market share 20%
Chlorellas global market share 63%

moeaidb.gov.tw/external/down … oeaidb.pdf

HTC phones sold in Taiwan, North America, Japan, Europe are made in Taiwan. HTC has its own plant in China to serve the Chinese market.

A fair share of LG LCD TVs are also made here, so are some products of Whirlpool. Vizio LCDs are also largely made in Taiwan. Some BENQ and CHIMEI products are also made here.

Taiwan also makes a very large number of global glucose biosensors, mostly OEM.

Beats by Dre, originally made by Monster in the US they are now made by HTC.

what is Chlorellas used for? bio-medical? fuel?

Chlorella is an extract from algae promoted as a health supplement.

If so, is there any particular reason why China does not or cannot make them?

High end products (can be made by automation machines) or electronic products which does not require lots of manual labor are still suitable for Taiwan.

But there’re some high tech “China” companies, which have been growing very fast.

For example, Huawei, the largest telecommunications equipment maker in the world, having overtaken Ericsson in 2012.

Huawei has over 140,000 employees, around 46% of whom are engaged in research and development (R&D). It has 20 R&D institutes in countries including China, the United States, Germany, Sweden, Ireland, India, Russia, and Turkey, and in 2011 invested around US$3.74 billion in R&D.