We now have 10-way conference calls on new Intel processors
Today, we announced that Skype supports 10-way conference calling on PC-s with new Intel processors. Specifically, this means Intel Centrino® Duo mobile technology-based laptop PCs, and desktop PCs based on Intel® Pentium® D processors, Pentium Extreme Edition processors and the recently introduced Intel Viiv™ technology. And 10-way conference calling means you can have up to 10 people in the call, instead of up to 5 as was the case up to now.
Support for 10-way conference calling on new Intel processors is available in the current public version of Skype 2.0. If you don’t have it yet, [download it from here](http://www.skype.com/go/download).
Note that only the conference host needs to have a new Intel processor — other users (conference participants) can participate in the call as clients with any platform and device that supports Skype conference calls.
Like Andy correctly notes, this cooperation is not only limited to 10-way conference calling. We are working with Intel to further optimize Skype on cutting-edge hardware. Video calling and mobile devices are two obvious examples. So going forward, we will definitely see more news about similar innovations from Skype and Intel. See also the [Intel's Skype gateway page](http://www.intel.com/go/skype).