AUSTIN, Texas, Sept. 12, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Superconductor Technologies Inc. (STI) (Nasdaq:SCON) will participate in the Scientific Program of the European Conference on Applied Superconductivity (EUCAS) being held in Geneva, Switzerland.

The Conductus ® HTS wire program technical lead, Dr. Jeong Huh, will present "2G HTS Coated Conductors Buffer Stack Architecture Improvements at STI" during the 2MO4-11: Progress in HTS Conductor Industry oral session on Tuesday, Sept. 19 th at 3:20 p.m. local time (9:20 a.m. ET) in CICG Room 3+4. Dr. Huh will review STI's technology update and provide information on Conductus ® wire production scale-up milestones and its future product roadmap that integrates improved performance for magnet applications as planned for next generation machines electrical machines.

"EUCAS offers an ideal environment to build on our relationships with our customers and strategic partner the Robinson Research Institute, as well as new potential customers that are seeking a reliable supply of high performance wire to commercialize their products," said Adam Shelton, STI's VP of Marketing and Product Line Management. "Near-term market opportunities include fault current limiter, magnet and power transmission cable products. Also, we are excited that EUCAS is featuring scientific programs on innovative designs for utilizing superconducting technology for greener, more energy efficient aircraft transport and on fusion reactors for generating lower cost, clean energy in the future. STI's proprietary RCE-CDR fabrication process produces wire with superior infield magnetic performance and other differentiating capabilities making it ideal for many of these transformative applications."

About EUCASEUCAS brings together the scientists, research and industrial communities from around the world. The forum provides an ideal platform to share knowledge and the most recent advances in all areas of applied superconductivity: from large-scale applications to miniature electronics devices, with a traditional focus on advanced materials and conductors.  EUCAS is a biannual event aimed at bringing out the most recent scientific developments in the investigation of superconducting materials, and at fostering discussion on new potential applications of superconductivity and on technology transfer to industry. More information can be found at:

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

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