American Superconductor Corporation offers a range of solutions based on two technologies, programmable power electronic converters and high temperature superconductor (HTS) wires. The company operates in two segments, AMSC Power Systems and AMSC Superconductors. The AMSC Power Systems segment produces a range of products to increase electrical grid capacity and reliability; supplies electrical systems used in wind turbines; sells power electronic products that regulate wind farm voltage to enable their interconnection to the power grid; licenses wind energy system designs to manufacturers of such systems; and provides consulting services to the wind industry. This segment offers power electronics; grid reliability, power quality, and interconnection systems; and wind energy systems and solutions for transmission and distribution, wind power, and manufacturing industries. The AMSC Superconductors segment engages in the manufacture of HTS wire and coils; design and development of HTS products, such as power cables, fault current limiters, and rotating machines; and management of HTS projects, such as HTS power cable system design, manufacturing, and installation. This segment sells its HTS wire to original equipment manufacturers that incorporate HTS wire into value-added products for electric utilities, ship integrators, and industrial end-users. The company serves wind energy, and power transmission and distribution markets in North America, Europe, and Asia. American Superconductor has strategic alliances with GE Energy, Nexans, Siemens AG, Southwire, Vestas, and Northrop Grumman Marine Systems. The company was founded in 1987 and is headquartered in Westborough, Massachusetts.
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