Superconductor Technologies Inc. to Participate in the 2014 Superconductivity for Energy Conference May 15th to 19th

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AUSTIN, Texas, May 13, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Superconductor Technologies Inc. (Nasdaq:SCON) ("STI"), a world leader in the development and production of high temperature superconducting (HTS) materials and associated technologies, will exhibit its Conductus® superconducting wire at the Superconductivity for Energy (S4E) conference being held May 15th-19th in Paestum, Italy. STI will present a poster on Low-Cost 2G HTS Coated Conductors Scale-Up at STI during the conference poster session
Friday, May 16th at 5:20 p.m. local time.

The S4E conference brings together experts in the field of high power applications of superconductors, high field magnet technology, power devices (motors, superconducting magnetic energy storage, fault current limiters) and high current applications. Topics will cover how superconducting can be used in various power grid applications including power generation, transmission and distribution, storage applications, transformers and fault current limiters. Presentations will address the potential of superconducting solutions to relieve many stranded grid assets and provide an efficient, adaptive mesh topology that is well suited for the future Smart Grid.

"We will be meeting with customers and other thought leaders at S4E as they focus on the success of superconducting devices that will modernize the electric power industry," said Adam Shelton, STI's VP of Marketing and Product Line Management. "STI's Conductus wire is a high current carrying conductor that provides dramatic performance improvements, higher power density, smaller size, high efficiency and significant cost benefits over traditional copper wire. We look forward to increasing awareness of Conductus as an attractive alternative for improving the value proposition of superconducting electrical devices."

About Superconductor Technologies Inc. (STI)

Superconductor Technologies Inc., headquartered in Austin, TX, has been a world leader in HTS materials since 1987, developing more than 100 patents as well as proprietary trade secrets and manufacturing expertise. For more than a decade, STI has been providing innovative interference elimination and network enhancement solutions to the commercial wireless industry. The company is currently leveraging its key enabling technologies, including RF filtering, HTS materials and cryogenics to develop energy efficient, cost-effective and high performance second generation (2G) HTS wire for existing and emerging power applications, to develop applications for advanced RF wireless solutions and innovative adaptive filtering, and for government R&D. Superconductor Technologies Inc.'s common stock is listed on the NASDAQ Capital Market under the ticker symbol "SCON." For more information about STI, please visit

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Cathy Mattison or Kirsten Chapman

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