by zGlue

A low-power, low-cost, wireless wearable built with chip-stacking technology.

Nov 27, 2018

zCAD Trial and zGlue Online Workshop

Many of you have been eagerly awaiting the zCAD trial promised with your zOrigin order, and now we are happy to announce that the first zGlue workshop is scheduled to take place with 2 time-slot options - including a workshop scheduled for later this week! Read the full update.

Oct 12, 2018

Shipping Soon

zOrigin has finished production and will be shipping out packages to backers soon. If you have moved or need to change your shipping address for any reason, you can update it online through your Crowd Supply account. Read the full update.

Sep 10, 2018

Manufacturing Update

We’ve adjusted the shipment date of zOrigin to October 3rd, 2018. Read the full update.

Jun 28, 2018

Ten Reasons Why You Should Back zOrigin

It is crazy how fast time goes by. This is officially the last week of the campaign. If you are still sitting on the fence, here are ten good reasons why you should back this project now! Read the full update.

Jun 25, 2018

A Very Special Endorsement

zGlue’s customizable ZiP technology has won us a lot of endorsements in the industry. One backer we’re especially proud to have is Sonny Vu, Founder and CEO of Misfit Wearables. Read the full update.

Jun 20, 2018

zOrigin FAQs

It’s been almost a month since we launched zOrigin. We would like to take this opportunity to thank each and every backer for your support. Read the full update.

Jun 18, 2018

Join the Chip DIY Revolution -- Create Your Own IC with zCAD

We would like to thank our all of our backers for embracing our new technology with us, and thus we are providing a free trial of zCAD to each and every one of you. Read the full update.

Jun 07, 2018

ZGLZ1BA Datasheet - Sharing is Caring

zOrigin is an ultra-small, wireless wearable made with our new chip-stacking technology. At the heart of zOrigin is ZGLZ1BA, the first commercially available example of creating a customized SoC using ZiP technology. Read the full update.

May 27, 2018

Thank You and Some Back Story

A bit of back story on the zOrigin wearable and the ZiP chip stacking technology on which it's built. Indeed, this campaign is about more than just zOrigin - every backer of this campaign will get a free trial of our zCAD software for designing their own chips. Read the full update.

$8,970 raised

of $1 goal

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Jun 29 2018
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Product Choices



An incredibly small, ready-to-use fitness tracking fob that measures heart rate, temperature, and footsteps. Comes with 3D-printed enclosure, battery, charging cable, quickstart guide, and smartphone app.


zOrigin Dev Board

This dev board breaks out and makes easily accessible all the pins and functionality of the ZGLZ1 chip, the custom ZiP that powers the zOrigin. Includes a PMOD connector, and two electrode pads and cables for heart rate monitoring.


Five-pack of ZGLZ1BA Chips

Prototype your own projects using the same chip as used in zOrigin. Each chip is ten-by-ten, 0.8-mm-pitch BGA package measuring 8.7 mm x 9.1 mm.


zOrigin Deluxe Kit

Includes one of each of the above pledge levels: one zOrigin, one zOrigin Dev Board, and one Five-pack of ZGLZ1BA Chips.



We stack chips on demand by integrating the essential pieces of any connected things - processing, sensing, memory, and communication into one chip - giving unlimited freedom for creating things that are smaller, faster, and cheaper than what standard SoC and PCB integration technologies can offer. We help you build you next big thing, with quality, speed, and scalability.

Meng He

Project Lead

Jawad Nasrullah


Kelly Huang


Myron Shak

Ming Zhang

Hani Abidi

Omar Alnaggar

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