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American Superconductor (AMSC)
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American Superconductor (AMSC) is the maker of high temperature superconducting material. By high temperature they mean slightly higher than liquid nitrogen (<-411 deg f). The product that they are making can be formed into wire and virtually no loss due to resistance in trasmitting electricity. Due to the temperature and brittleness of the material I'm not sure if it will ever replace transmission lines. They are working with Relience Electric (division of Rockwell, Inc) on a superconducting electric motor that uses superconducting coils wound from AMSC's product.

This motor has huge potential. As far as motors go, this tecnology is only practical for large motors used in industrial applications. The motor is in a research mode and continuing efforts are scaling up to bigger and bigger applications.

The target is 1000 horsepower for a comercial motor. Currently a 200 hp motor has been demonstrated. A four year estimate is the horizon for a comercial product. A 10,000 hp motor built with this technology would save $100k per year in electrical use! AMSC has recived R&D magazine's 100 best project project awards.

The company is operating on research grants and has other applications. Anyone else following this story?
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968INTRO Here's my semi-annual exercise to see if I remember why I own the stoctktrimbath2June 30
967My end of year review of AMSC INTRO Here's my semi-annual exercise to see itktrimbath-12/31/2018
966I think the settlement with Sinovel precludes any additional compensation, and tArt Bechhoefer212/14/2018
965I didn't see anything, either. I suspected the rest of you did. One speculattktrimbath-12/14/2018
964Nothing substantial has been added to the bottom line except minimal payments frArt Bechhoefer-12/13/2018
963Dead money huh?Josephus-12/13/2018
962That certainly was big volume, accompanied by a momentary spike in the price as Art Bechhoefer29/21/2018
961Big volume spike at EOD trading. Still going on.Josephus-9/20/2018
960Issues and opportunities for superconductors An interesting study of why superctktrimbath-7/28/2018
959Lawrence -- Good research. It seems as though the shareholders' only recoursArt Bechhoefer-7/11/2018
958I spoke to the US Attorney's office in Madison. The sentencing cannot be aLawrence Burg17/11/2018
957AMSC now has a total market value of about $120 million, or roughly twice the $5Art Bechhoefer17/9/2018
956A collapse of INOX revenues in the future would suggest very strongly that AMSC Art Bechhoefer-7/9/2018
955just half joking. I'll definitely go if I can't get a sponsor for my appLawrence Burg-7/9/2018
954Also, an award of 4x TTM revenues is nothing to sneeze at. I suppose it will beMysterytome-7/9/2018
953Seems to me the company did everything it could to downplay the possibility of aMysterytome17/9/2018
952Even if you try to get an appointment and don't succeed, you would have a reArt Bechhoefer-7/8/2018
951Hawk, here's a possible scenario about what might be going on: The sentenceArt Bechhoefer17/8/2018
950art, please contact me if youre willing, at crabhunter@comcast.net. I am lookinLawrence Burg-7/7/2018
949Actually never thought about the sentencing process, so it's an education. tLawrence Burg17/7/2018
948Art, thanks for the link. I'll take that to the beach for a read later. Im Lawrence Burg17/7/2018
947I have to admit.. I'm UTTERLY at a loss as to how the Judge ruled that the Hawkmoon-7/6/2018
946Do you think prior knowledge that the maximum statutory fine was only $1.5 milliJosephus17/6/2018
945"The Court found that AMSC’s losses from the theft exceeded $550 million, aArt Bechhoefer-7/6/2018
944justice.govLawrence Burg-7/6/2018
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