Superconductor Technologies Inc. to Exhibit at CIGRE 2014 August 25th to 29th

Superconductor Technologies Inc. to Exhibit at CIGRE 2014 August 25th to 29th

- More than 6900 experts from the worldwide power industry join forces for the
Electrical Power System of Today and Tomorrow -

AUSTIN, Texas, Aug. 20, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Superconductor Technologies
Inc. (Nasdaq:SCON) ("STI"), a world leader in the development and production
of high temperature superconducting (HTS) materials and associated
technologies, will showcase the advantages of superconducting over
conventional methods for power and electric grid applications at CIGRE 2014,
the Council on Large Electric Systems, being held August 25^th-29^th in Paris.
STI will exhibit at booth 114.

"STI's Conductus^® superconducting wire is manufactured utilizing a simple
layered architecture and low cost materials. Conductus wire is designed to
scale quickly, utilizing high yields to produce commercial volumes at industry
leading performance, which is exactly what is needed by the industry to fully
commercialize superconducting devices for the smart grid," said Adam Shelton,
STI's VP of Marketing and Product Line Management. "Conductus wire has already
achieved performance surpassing minimum critical current of 500 Amps per
centimeter (A/cm), the performance target for many superconducting fault
current limiter (SFCL) and high power superconducting cable designs. At CIGRE,
we will join with several of our customers to share the value proposition
SFCLs and superconducting cables offer to enhance the capacity and improve the
survivability and reliability of the grid. We look forward to meeting with
electric utilities and their suppliers who are working to commercialize the
future super grids and smart grids whileoptimizing existing power systems

The leading event for power systems experts, CIGRE, the Council on Large
Electric Systems, is an international organization for promoting
collaborationwith expertsby sharingtechnical knowledge and joining forces
to improve electric power systems. CIGRE counts more than 6,900 experts from
all around the world working actively together to design and deploythe power
system for the future,optimize existing equipment and power systems, respect
the environment and facilitate access to 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

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:
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
funds; the impact of any such financing activity on the level of our stock
price, which may decline in connection with the sales under registered direct
offerings or otherwise; the dilutive impact of any issuances of securities to
raise capital; 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, 2013 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.

Contact: Investor Relations Contact
Cathy Mattison or Kirsten Chapman

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