BlackBerry Ltd. on Monday announced the creation of a new business unit comprised of what it called its "innovative technology assets." The company said in a press release that its new BlackBerry Technology Solutions (BTS) division would be comprised of its QNX embedded-software operations, Internet-of-Things platform Project ION, cryptography applications maker Certicom, RF-antenna tuning operations Paratek and its patent portfolio. BlackBerry said it has named Sandeep Chennakeshu as the new unit's president. Chennakeshu has previously been president of Ericsson's mobile-platforms division and chief technology officer of Sony Ericsson. "Combining all these assets into a single business unit led by Sandeep will create operational synergies and new revenue streams, furthering our turnaround strategy," BlackBerry CEO John Chen said in the release.