Superconductor Technologies Exhibiting in SuperConductingCity at Hannover Messe World Trade Fair

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AUSTIN, Texas, April 1, 2013 (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, will exhibit its Conductus® superconducting wire in SuperConductingCity at Hannover Messe World Trade Fair in Hall 13, Stand C39 from April 8th to12th, 2013. Hannover Messe, held in Hannover, Germany, is the largest energy tradeshow worldwide focused on topics such as renewable and conventional power generation, power supply, transmission, distribution and storage.

"SuperConductingCity is an ideal venue to interface with multiple customer groups in a single setting," commented Adam Shelton, STI's VP of Marketing and Product Line Management. "We plan on building on last year's successes in Hannover, which proved to be an ideal environment to launch our Conductus 2G HTS wire product line. This year we will showcase Conductus wire and participate in a joint effort with the City of Austin, Texas Chamber of Commerce. The central display area in Hall 13 provides some 400 square meters of floor space close to the busiest entrance to the whole exhibition complex (Eingang WEST/WEST Entrance), where it attracts trade visitors and technology partners from across business and scientific communities."

SuperConductingCity is the world's leading showcase for the superconductor industry. In electric generation and distribution applications, superconducting lines are much more efficient than conventional copper line systems because they can carry 100 times the current at practically zero resistance, thereby incurring absolutely minimal losses. Superconductors lend themselves well to power engineering applications in areas such as ship propulsion systems; efficient, lightweight wind turbines; lean, highly efficient structures for power distribution grids and superconducting current limiters for power grid protection. For more information:

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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