by zGlue

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

View all updates 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!

zOrigin is built with our unique chip stacking technology

zOrigin is more than just a fitness wearable you can play with. It is the first proof-of-concept for zGlue’s unique chip stacking technology. Using zOrigin, you can create custom hardware in a matter of days!

Free zCAD trial to every backer

zCAD is our in-house cloud-based system design tool that allows you to tackle placement and routing of interconnects, electrical checks, and optimization. Most importantly, it is the tool that allows you to customize and design your own chips. P.S. The price tag for similar software for system-in-package (SiP) design can easily run into six figures.

It is ultra-low-power

With a single charge, you get a week’s use out of zOrigin.

It is low-cost

Building your own IoT systems starting at $49? Come on, this one’s obvious. zOrign comes with a charging cable, an Android App that you can customize and the source code for the algorithms.

It is tiny

zOrigin measures 11 mm x 28 mm and is the perfect size for a wearable to be worn daily.

Endless applications

zOrigin is more than just a fitness monitor. You get to decide what it’s used for: from panic buttons to smart jewelry, shoe insoles, fitness/health bands, and more!

Style it

zOrigin is compatible with a bunch of enclosures available in the market. Style it up with a cool metallic band or wear it as a necklace: you can make your own fashion statement with zOrigin.

You made this

Where’s the fun in having what everyone else has? Brag to your Fitbit friends about your one-of-a-kind wearable customized with your awesome tinkering skills.

Shipping starts at the end of August

We are already in the process of manufacturing zOrigin and everything looks great! You will receive your parcel before you even know it.

First class support from our zGlue team

zGlue loves to be part of your project. If you have any questions about zOrigin, please feel free to contact us and our engineering experts will be there to help. In the meantime, you can also check out our FAQ section for more information.

zOrigin paves the path for DIY wearable inventions by reducing hardware complexities. Join us on our journey to exceed Moore’s law with our chip-stacking technology. Back zOrigin now!

$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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