AUSTIN, Texas, March 09, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Superconductor Technologies Inc. (STI) (Nasdaq:SCON), a world leader in the development and production of high temperature superconducting (HTS) materials and associated technologies, is hosting today a special meeting at the request of the ARMA at STI’s Advanced Manufacturing Center of Excellence (AMCE) in Austin, TX. Congressman Michael McCaul, Chairman of the House Committee on Homeland Security and Texas 10th Congressional District representative, will be the keynote speaker.
Congressman McCaul said, “Manufacturing plays a vital role in regional job growth, technological progress, and economic well-being, and I commend ARMA for its work as an advocate of manufacturing in the Austin metropolitan area. In my role as Chairman of the House Committee on Homeland Security, I am committed to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s work to secure the nation's electric power grids and improve resiliency against extreme weather, acts of terrorism, or other catastrophic events. I am excited that STI, a manufacturer of HTS wire that enables the superconducting solutions expected to play a critical role in improving the efficiency and reliability of the Smart Grid, chose to locate its state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Texas.”
Jeff Quiram, STI’s president and chief executive officer, said, “We appreciate Congressman McCaul’s support of advanced technology manufacturing. STI chose to locate our AMCE in Austin due to the availability of the world class engineering and material sciences expertise we needed to launch our Conductus® wire manufacturing operation. To date, we have successfully installed our new manufacturing equipment and expect to ramp production to meet the industry demand for superconducting wire.”
About Superconductor Technologies Inc. (STI)
Superconductor Technologies Inc. is a global leader in superconducting innovation. Its Conductus® superconducting wire platform offers high performance, cost-effective and scalable superconducting wire. With 100 times the current carrying capacity of conventional copper and aluminum, superconducting wire offers zero resistance with extreme high current density. This provides a significant benefit for electric power transmission and also enables much smaller or more powerful magnets for motors, generators, energy storage and medical equipment. Since 1987, STI has led innovation in HTS materials, developing more than 100 patents as well as proprietary trade secrets and manufacturing expertise. For more than 20 years STI utilized its unique HTS manufacturing process for solutions to maximize capacity utilization and coverage for Tier 1 telecommunications operators. Headquartered in Austin, TX, 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 http://www.suptech.com.
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