Superconductor Technologies Exhibiting in SuperConductingCity at Hannover Messe World Trade Fair

Superconductor Technologies Exhibiting in SuperConductingCity at Hannover
Messe World Trade Fair

Global Forum for Energy-Focused Companies to Engage in Business Discussion and
Technological Interchange

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 8^th to12^th, 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

"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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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:
our limited cash and a history of losses; the limited number of potential
customers; the limited number of suppliers for some of our components and our
HTS wire; there being no significant backlog from quarter to quarter; our
market being characterized by rapidly advancing technology; overcoming
technical challenges in attaining milestones to develop and manufacture
commercial lengths of our HTS wire; customer acceptance of our HTS wire;
fluctuations in product demand from quarter to quarter; the impact of
competitive filter products, technologies and pricing; manufacturing capacity
constraints and difficulties; our ability to raise sufficient capital to fund
our operations (whether through our equity sales agreement, registered direct
offerings or otherwise), and the impact on our strategic wire initiative of
any inability to raise such funds; the impact of any such financing activity
on the level of our stock price; our ability to fully utilize our equity sales
agreement as a source of future financings and the dilutive impact of any
sales under such agreement, whether due to market conditions, our ability to
satisfy various conditions required to sell shares under the agreement, the
sales agent's performance of its obligations under the agreement or otherwise;
the impact on the level of our stock price, which may decline, in connection
with the sales under the equity sales facility, registered direct offerings or
otherwise; and local, regional, and national and international economic
conditions and events and the impact they may have on us and our customers,
such as the current worldwide recession.

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, 2011 and in STI's other public
filings. These documents are available online at STI's website,, or through the SEC's website, 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.

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         Cathy Mattison or Kirsten Chapman

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