Collaboration and Evaluation Data of Superconductor Technologies Conductus Wire Presented at the Applied Superconductivity Conference

- In Collaboration with Nexans, Victoria University, University of Cambridge -

- Conductus attains new, record critical current performance of 674 Amps on 12mm width at 77K wire -

AUSTIN, Texas, Aug. 12, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Superconductor Technologies Inc. (Nasdaq:SCON) ("STI") presented the results of the collaborative testing efforts of Nexans, Victoria University, the University of Cambridge and STI at the Applied Superconductivity Conference (ASC) in Charlotte, NC on Monday, August 11th. The results of the testing will be on display at booth #44 at the ASC conference through August 15th. STI's presentation, "Low-Cost 2G HTS Coated Conductor Scale-Up at STI," is available on the Events page of STI's website.

"We are honored to have such highly regarded members of the superconductivity community collaborating with us to perform state of the art testing of our innovative Conductus® wire," said Adam Shelton, STI's VP of Marketing and Product Line Management. "At ASC today, the efforts of this latest industry collaboration will be on display fully describing important performance characteristics of Conductus wire. The results of these efforts and other extensive research confirm that the performance of Conductus wire continues to be industry leading. This independent testing, combined with our internal results, validates the critical current performance of up to 674 Amps on a 12mm wire at 77k. We believe that this fully documented capability of Conductus wire confirms our ability to meet the demanding future requirements of the superconducting industry."

Shelton continued, "This collaboration, along with ongoing efforts with other customers, is an important step in the development of disruptive technologies that will lead to new and revolutionary ways of looking at existing applications and devices that can be vastly improved by utilizing superconducting materials."

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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