The purpose of this white paper is to demonstrate that mature process technologies such as 0.15µm may offer the best solution for many applications. In particular, by examining factors such as reticle costs, wafer costs, per-unit costs at various production volumes, gate count, and die size, this white paper demonstrates that the 0.15µm process technology rests at a price-break point at which costs for the latest process technologies begin to increase sharply—making these advanced technologies unsuitable choices for many cost-sensitive applications.