Chronicle at a glance

SuperPower Inc. as a member of Furukawa Electric Group

In the midst of “pandemic”, SuperPower Inc. (SPI) and Furukawa Electric Co., Ltd. (FEC) accomplished the relocation to the new facility in Glenville, NY. Now the company continues manufacturing and development of 2G-HTS wires aiming for essential SDGs (Sustainable Development Goals).

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NHMFL achieved record high-field over 40 Tesla, by using SPI’s 2G-HTS wire.

FEC produced and demonstrated high-field magnet by using SPI’s 2G-HTS wire, which functions as bearing for high-speed flywheel rotor, and demonstrated an energy-storage of next generation.

SuperPower Inc. (SPI) was acquired by, and became a member of, Furukawa Electric Co., Ltd. (FEC) Group, in Japan. Both 50-years’ experience of LTS and emerging HTS-technology come together under the same corporate direction.

FEC’s LTS cable made a significant contribution to the discovery of Higgs-Particle, as a key conductor used in CERN’s Large Hadron Collider (LHC).

FEC developed the HTS cable of world’s highest voltage (275kV) capability.

NHMFL produced a powerful magnet of world’s record field intensity as high as 33.6 Tesla. The magnet is composed of SPI’s 2G-HTS wires.

Team of SPI and UofH collaborated with National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), Tai-Yang Research, and TECO-Westinghouse, for the development of next-generation HTS wind turbine generators.

SPI formed R&D team with University of Houston (UofH), Texas. The team collaborated in ARPA-E program for the superconducting magnet system (SMES), with ABB Inc. and Brookhaven National Laboratory.

SPI participated in the project of fault current limiting (FCL-) transformer with Waukesha Electric Systems, aiming the demonstration/installation of the device at the smart-grid of Southern California Edison.

SPI achieved a 790m-long HTS wire.

Team of National High Magnetic Field Laboratory (NHMFL) and SPI broke the world record of field intensity as high as 26.8 Tesla.

Phillips Holdings USA acquired SuperPower Inc. (SPI) and IGC.

SPI delivered 9.7km of 2G-HTS wires for Albany Cable Project.

IGC-SuperPower achieved first 100m-long 2G-HTS wire.

FEC delivered world’s first LTS conductors/cables for detectors used in Large Hadron Colliders (LLC) project at European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN).

IGC-SuperPower achieved first 1m of Second Generation High-Temperature Superconducting (2G-HTS) wire, by utilizing unique synthetic technology of Rare Earth Barium Copper Oxide (ReBCO) film.

IGC’s HTS-team transformed to IGC-SuperPower LLC., in Schenectady NY.

IGC established HTS R&D group.

IBM scientists in Switzerland discovered fundamental material for high-temperature superconductors (HTS).

FEC formed corporate R&D workforces for that HTS technology.

FEC participated various national projects for large-scale systems with its LTS wire technologies, such as accelerators, fusion-reactors, generators, etc.

Intermagnetics General Corp. (IGC) spun-off from General Electric, USA.

FEC succeeded world’s first production of fine-multi-filamented V3Ga/Nb3Sn wires.

Furukawa Electric Co., Ltd. (FEC), Japan, formed R&D group for low-temperature superconductivity (LTS), and commenced pilot production of NbTi-superconducting wires.