AUSTIN, Texas, May 30, 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, filed a SEC Form 3 on May 28, 2014 reporting its minority stakeholder position in Resonant Inc. (Nasdaq:RESN). Resonant closed its initial public offering (IPO) of 2,700,000 shares of Class A common stock on May 29, 2014.
"We wish to congratulate the Resonant team on its strong IPO," stated Jeff Quiram, STI's president and chief executive officer. "Resonant's Reconfigurable Resonance™ (RcR) technology, also referred to as Infinite Synthesized Networks™ or ISN™, was developed at STI for advanced wireless applications. In July 2012, STI spun-out Resonant to commercialize the RcR technology for the rapidly growing mobile device industry. STI contributed several key patents in exchange for an ownership stake in Resonant. We are extremely pleased with the value the Resonant IPO creates for our shareholders."
"STI's strives to continuously expand our extensive intellectual property position. In addition to our HTS wire program, we will continue to pursue opportunities to unlock the value of our 100 plus patent portfolio," Quiram concluded.
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 http://www.suptech.com.
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