Frequently Asked Questions

What is CFX?
IPC-CFX is an electronics manufacturing industry developed standard forming the foundation/backbone of Industry 4.0 Applications.  IPC-CFX simplifies and standardizes machine to machine communication while also facilitating machine to business/business to machine solutions.

IPC-CFX can simply be described as a standard providing a purpose, working components, benefits, with several applications and sustainability.

Are IPC-CFX and Hermes Competitive Formats?
Based on input from the Hermes group and the IPC-CFX committee, the formats are supportive and complimentary. They are not competitive formats.

How much will IPC-CFX cost?
The only cost to the industry will be the expense of buying the standard. There is no cost for the software as the committee insisted that it be an open source product.

How can I Join?
Visit the Join Us page and follow the instructions.

Can we use the CFX logo on our website?
Please contact IPC marketing mikemilostan@ipc.org with your request. Please provide format and size of the logo for use with your request.