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Scandal no obstacle to success as Samsung eyes record profit

Electronics giant hums along without founding family as chip, OLED moves pay off

Samsung Electronics is on the cutting edge of chip development.

SEOUL -- Despite a hail of criticism over a fire-prone smartphone line and bribery charges against its de facto leader, Samsung Electronics has bounced right back, with profit set to hit an all-time high this year thanks to past management decisions that proved prescient.

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