Video and Internet calling service Skype is moving its Silicon Valley offices to the the Stanford campus, relocating about 80 employees to a 90,000 square foot office space at 3210 Porter Drive.
Stanford's world-famous research park is about to add another famous firm to its list of impressive, successful high-tech tenants.
Skype CEO Josh Silverman said via the company's blog:
Making this move is an exciting step for us. Skype's Silicon Valley offices are currently in San Jose and Brisbane, where approximately 80 employees work today. The plans are to relocate our Silicon Valley teams to the new Palo Alto space as early as October 2010. And, we hope to attract some of the best and brightest talent in the Valley, especially engineers who are skilled at building ultra-scalable infrastructure.
That's right. An increase in size means an increase in staff. The company's looking to hire at least 17 new employees, according to their job listings page. We've got that list for you, right here.
Skype joins a list of new companies relocating to the area because of its proximity to fertile minds. Facebook and Tesla also recently announced they're intent to move to the park.
Stanford Research Park is owned and operated by the university. The area was an early leader in technology boom, playing host to big names like Hewlett Packard, Lockheed and Xerox.