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Superconductor Technologies Inc. To Exhibit At The 7th Annual CIGRE Canada Conference On Power Systems

AUSTIN, Texas, Sept. 24, 2012 (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 promote its Conductus ® superconducting wire at the 7 th Annual CIGRÉ Canada Conference on Power Systems held in Montreal, Canada from September 24 th to 26 th. STI will exhibit at booth 29 in the Hilton Bonaventure Montreal Fontaine Room.

"In our mission to commercialize Conductus HTS wire, STI has met the critical electrical current objectives for high power HTS AC transmission cable applications," said Adam Shelton, STI's VP of Product Line Management and Marketing. "Conductus offers significant benefits for the future design of electrical devices. At the CIGRÉ Canada Conference, we look forward to expanding awareness of our HTS wire's unmatched critical current capacity, increased in-field performance and cost advantages."

The 7 th Annual CIGRÉ Canada Conference on Power Systems will bring together key players in the electric power systems sector: business leaders, system operators, manufacturers, engineers, scientists, policy makers, regulators and academics. The conference is expected to draw major organizations and provides a unique forum to share exciting new research and breakthroughs; raise issues, questions and discuss future directions; and network and exchange with leading professionals from around the world.

About CIGRÉ Canada

CIGRÉ Canada is the Canadian National Committee of the International Council on Large Electric Systems (CIGRÉ), the leading international organization on high-voltage electricity generation and transmission. CIGRÉ was founded in France in 1921. CIGRÉ Canada promotes collaboration with global experts by sharing knowledge and joining forces to improve electric power systems of today and tomorrow. For more information on CIGRÉ, visit www.cigre.org .

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 http://www.suptech.com .

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Investor Relations Contact  
Cathy Mattison or Becky Herrick 
LHA +1-415-433-3777  invest@suptech.com

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