Advanced Functional Fabrics of America (AFFOA) is one of the newest Manufacturing USA institutes. AFFOA's mission enables a manufacturing-based revolution -- the transformation of traditional fibers, yarns, and textiles into highly sophisticated integrated and networked devices and systems. At the heart of this revolution is a simple premise: highly functional textile-systems necessitate sophisticated fiber-device components. To pursue this mission, AFFOA addresses the spectrum of manufacturing challenges associated with volume manufacturing of fibers and textiles from design to end products. AFFOA leads the convergence of semiconductor technology into fiber and textile production to commercialize textile products that see, hear, sense, communicate, store and convert energy, regulate temperature, monitor health, and change color while delivering the conventional qualities of textiles to benefit the commercial consumer and warfighter.