Datum Inc., an Anaheim-based manufacturer of precision frequency and timing devices, reported that new orders for the third quarter hit a record of more than $11 million.
When the quarter's results are complete, a spokesman said, Datum will have a backlog of about $15.5 million, a 44.5% increase from the same period a year ago. In the second quarter, the company's new orders totaled $8.8 million.
Louis B. Horwitz, president, said that some of the increased sales will show up in the fourth quarter but that the larger impact on revenues will occur next year. He said the increased activity suggests an expanding market for the company's products.