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.

Is there a charge for IPC-CFX?
There is no charge or cost for the software. The committee insisted that it be an open source product.

Is there a charge for the IPC-CFX Standard?
As with all IPC Standards, there is a small fee to cover the cost of the standard.

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.

How to contact IPC-CFX?
To learn more, contact David Bergman, Davidbergman@ipc.org.