Collaboration and Evaluation Data of Superconductor Technologies Conductus Wire Presented at the Applied Superconductivity

Collaboration and Evaluation Data of Superconductor Technologies Conductus
Wire Presented at the Applied Superconductivity Conference

- In Collaboration with Nexans, Victoria University, University of Cambridge -

 - Conductus attains new, record critical current performance of 674 Amps on
                           12mm width at 77K wire -

AUSTIN, Texas, Aug. 12, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Superconductor Technologies
Inc. (Nasdaq:SCON) ("STI") presented the results of the collaborative testing
efforts of Nexans, Victoria University, the University of Cambridge and STI at
the Applied Superconductivity Conference (ASC) in Charlotte, NC on Monday,
August 11^th. The results of the testing will be on display at booth #44 at
the ASC conference through August 15^th. STI's presentation, "Low-Cost 2G HTS
Coated Conductor Scale-Up at STI," is available on the Events page of STI's

"We are honored to have such highly regarded members of the superconductivity
community collaborating with us to perform state of the art testing of our
innovative Conductus^® wire," said Adam Shelton, STI's VP of Marketing and
Product Line Management. "At ASC today, the efforts of this latest industry
collaboration will be on display fully describing important performance
characteristics of Conductus wire. The results of these efforts and other
extensive research confirm that the performance of Conductus wire continues to
be industry leading. This independent testing, combined with our internal
results, validates the critical current performance of up to 674 Amps on a
12mm wire at 77k. We believe that this fully documented capability of
Conductus wire confirms our ability to meet the demanding future requirements
of the superconducting industry."

Shelton continued, "This collaboration, along with ongoing efforts with other
customers, is an important step in the development of disruptive technologies
that will lead to new and revolutionary ways of looking at existing
applications and devices that can be vastly improved by utilizing
superconducting materials."

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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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:
the ability of our suppliers, who we do not control, to produce and deliver
equipment on a timely basis; our ability to incorporate and fully assemble new
equipment effectively and on time into our production processes; our ability
to calibrate and use new equipment to produce wire in accordance with our
timetable; 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 registered direct offerings or otherwise), and
the impact on our strategic wire initiative of any inability to raise such
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