Superconductor Technologies Inc. Regains NASDAQ Compliance

Superconductor Technologies Inc. Regains NASDAQ Compliance

AUSTIN, Texas, March 27, 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,
announced it received notification from The NASDAQ Stock Market on March 26,
2013, that NASDAQ's staff has determined that the Company has regained
compliance with NASDAQ Listing Rule 5550(a)(2), which requires that listed
securities maintain a minimum closing bid price of $1.00 per share. NASDAQ
advised the Company that the matter of the Company's compliance with that
requirement is now closed.

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. 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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Safe Harbor Statement

Statements in this press release regarding our business that are not
historical facts are "forward-looking statements" that involve risks and
uncertainties. Forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future
performance and are inherently subject to uncertainties and other factors,
which could cause actual results to differ materially from the forward-looking
statements. These factors and uncertainties include, but are not limited to:
limited cash and a history of losses; our ability to raise sufficient capital
to fund our operations, and the impact on our strategic initiatives of any
inability to raise such funds; the impact of any such financing activity on
the level of our stock price; limited number of potential customers; decreases
in average selling prices for our products; rapidly advancing technology in
our target markets; our need to overcome additional technical challenges in
attaining milestones to develop and manufacture commercial lengths of our
Conductus^® HTS wire; customer acceptance of our Conductus HTS wire; the
impact of competitive products, technologies and pricing; limited number of
suppliers for some of our components; no significant backlog from quarter to
quarter; fluctuations in sales and product demand from quarter to quarter,
which can be significant; our proprietary rights, while important to our
business, are difficult and costly to protect; manufacturing capacity
constraints and difficulties; cost and uncertainty from compliance with
environmental regulations; and local, regional, and national and international
economic conditions and events, and the impact they may have on us and our
customers.

Forward-looking statements can be affected by many other factors, including,
those described in the "Business" and "Management's Discussion and Analysis of
Financial Condition and Results of Operations" sections of STI's Annual Report
on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2012 and in STI's other public
filings. These documents are available online at STI's website,
www.suptech.com, or through the SEC's website, www.sec.gov. Forward-looking
statements are based on information presently available to senior management,
and STI has not assumed any duty to update any forward-looking statements.

CONTACT: Investor Relations, invest@suptech.com
         Cathy Mattison or Kirsten Chapman of LHA, +1-415-433-3777
         for Superconductor Technologies Inc.

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