Phil Hughes

Phillip Hughes is CEO and a founder of Clustered Systems. He conceived and patented the revolutionary Touch Cooling™ technology for commodity servers.

Previously Mr. Hughes was a founder and VP of BrightLink Networks, Inc., the developer of the BOSS 1000 2.5Tb/s SONET/SDH switch. He was the inspiration and co-developer of its basic switching technology, receiving a patent for his contribution.

Prior to BrightLink, Mr. Hughes held senior marketing roles at National Semiconductor. He developed strategies for high speed switching and interconnect solutions, negotiated licensing and development agreements for new products and sponsored the development of Video Server technology.

Mr. Hughes has extensive international marketing and sales experience. He is multi-lingual, having lived and worked in Europe for many years. He worked for several companies with various responsibilities, including director of worldwide sales and marketing for TAG Semiconductor of Zurich, Switzerland.