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Hi,

There has quite a focus on the 3 superconductor companies recently. The more digging I do, the more excited I am getting about the potential of superconductors. The current focus is their application to wireless base stations, but the potential may go beyond that.

Since I've been surfing all over the web on this I thought I should put a post together of some links I have found to be informative.

Disclosure: I own ISCO and may pick up SCON & CDTS to do the Gorilla Game thing.

Warning: These are very small companies that do not have profits and have had a recent run up in share prices (sounds familiar, doesn't it ???).

Here's a good starter article that I posted previously, it gives a good description of what superconductors are about.

http://boards.fool.com/Message.asp?id=1380319000575000&sort=id

Here is a really good article on superconductors, why they are useful and the potential for growth:

http://www.wirelessdesignonline.com/content/news/article.asp?DocID={69E3E729-D411-11D3-8C18-009027DE0829}&Bucket=HomeFeaturedArticles

Here is a post that outlines the differences in the technology of the 3 companies (thin versus thick filters):

http://messages.yahoo.com/bbs?action=m&board=4687548&tid=scon&sid=4687548&mid=2916

Here's an article from the LA Times that talks about all three companies:

http://www.chron.com/cs/CDA/story.hts/business/460836

This is an article from Jon Markman at Moneycentral. He addresses superconductors about half way down, under the heading, "100x10y portfolio, without hangups":

http://moneycentral.msn.com/articles/invest/models/5134.asp?special=msn

This one is a little on the hype side of ISCO:

http://www.taipanonline.com/htmlcode/future/isco.html

This post was intriguing to me. Someone compiled a list of posts made by a guy a year ago. He seems to have been right on target in terms of timing in the superconductor industry.

http://www.ragingbull.com/mboard/boards.cgi?board=ISCO&read=2083

This talks about the projected growth of cellular base stations in Europe:

http://www.strategisgroup.com/press/pubs/ecinfra.html


Here are the 3 companies websites:

Superconductor Technologies (SCON)

http://www.suptech.com/

Conductus (CDTS)

http://www.conductus.com/

Illinois Superconductor (ISCO)

http://204.149.108.175/default.asp

There is also a lot of technical information on superconductor technology in general. The DOE has pumped money into R&D. It is sounding like products are moving out of a total R&D phase and into commercial applications.

Hope this was useful,

-helen

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