1 WILSON SONSINI GOODRICH & ROSATI Professional Corporation 650 PAGE MILL ROAD PALO ALTO, CALIFORNIA 94304-1050 TELEPHONE 415-493-9300 FACSIMILE 415-493-6811 WWW.WSGR.COM October 16, 1996 VIA EDGAR Securities and Exchange Commission 450 Fifth Street, N.W. Washington, D.C. 20545 Attn.: Mail Stop 1-4 Re: Superconductor Technologies Inc. Registration Statement on Form S-1 Commission File No. 333-10569 Ladies and Gentlemen: On behalf of Superconductor Technologies Inc., we withdraw the Company's letter filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC") on October 15, 1996 requesting that the SEC take appropriate action to make the Registration Statement on Form S-1, Commission File No. 333-10569, effective at 4:00 p.m. EST on October 16, 1996. Please direct any questions or comments to John V. Roos, Kathleen B. Bloch, Tamara G. Mattison or the undersigned of this office. Very truly yours, WILSON SONSINI GOODRICH & ROSATI Professional Corporation /s/ CHRISTINA NICOLOSI Christina Nicolosi Enclosure cc: David Lavan (Securities and Exchange Commission) James G. Evans, Jr. Carlos A. Fierro, Esq. John V. Roos, Esq. Kathleen B. Bloch, Esq. Tamera G. Mattison, Esq.