Broadcom Rolls Out Skype Support

Irvine-based Broadcom said today that the firm's Wi-Fi phone platform now supports the popular Skype Voice-over-IP software. Broadcom's said that its Wi-Fi phone technology has been incorporated into the Buffalo Wi-Fi phone, and allows users to scroll through contacts and make free Skype-to-Skype calls. The Buffalo phone supports 802.11b/g Wi-Fi connectivity, is Skype Certified, and will be available in Japan in November of this year. The phone is based on Broadcom's BCM1161 VoIP processor and a Broadcom reference design.