Skype Limited, the Luxembourg-based company that operates the popular communication application Skype, is preparing to move into Stanford Research Park in Palo Alto.
The company expects to lease a 90,000-square-foot building on Porter Drive, according to Deputy City Manager Steve Emslie. He said the company has requested a meeting with the city to discuss possible uses for the Porter Drive property. He said Skype plans to build out the existing facility.
Skype allows users to make calls, share files and hold video conferences over the Internet. The company was founded in 2003 and according to its website has offices in Europe, Asia and the United States.
Skype is the latest in a string of big-name high-tech companies to move into the Research Park in recent months. Electric-car manufacturer Tesla Motors relocated its headquarters from San Carlos to a property on Deer Creek Road last fall, while social-media giant Facebook moved from downtown Palo Alto to California Avenue last spring and announced in January it would move 500 employees to 1050 Page Mill Road.