- Presenting at the Applied Superconductivity Conference, Sept. 4 th to 9 th -- Participating at 2016 IEEE Coated Conductors for Applications, Sept. 11 th to 14 th -

AUSTIN, Texas, Aug. 31, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Superconductor Technologies Inc. (STI) (Nasdaq:SCON) will participate at two industry conferences in September.
  • At the Applied Superconductivity Conference (ASC) STI's technical lead, Dr. Jeong Huh, will deliver a presentation titled "2G HTS Coated Conductors 1 km Scale-Up at STI" on September 5 th at 3:15 p.m. MT. ASC will be held Sept. 4-9 in Denver.  
  • At the 2016 IEEE Coated Conductors for Applications (CCA) Ken Pfeiffer, STI's VP, Engineering, will participate in a working group on Coated Conductors.  CCA16 will be held Sept. 11-14 in Aspen, CO.

"ASC is an ideal setting to meet with our customers who are producing fault current limiter, magnet and power transmission cable products using HTS wire technology," said Adam Shelton, STI's VP of Marketing and Product Line Management. "At CCA16 we will join with industry participants and researchers from all over the world who are focused on the development of coated conductors for the large market segments we are targeting. A major emphasis is on system designs stressing reliable, long term use that can compete economically with other technologies. At these events, we will continue to collaborate with our customers that are building new disruptive machines for commercial deployments in the near term. We are excited about the growing adoption of superconducting technology as an enabler of energy efficiency and the related market opportunities for Conductus ® 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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